George Zimmerman Trial: Jurors See Graphic Photos Of Trayvon Martin’s Body

Source: Erin Donaghue / CBS News

SANFORD, Fla. -Jurors saw graphic photos of Trayvon Martin’s body in court Tuesday afternoon as a police sergeant described responding to the scene of his shooting last year in a Sanford, Fla., gated community.

Sanford police Sgt. Anthony Raimondo described seeing the body of Trayvon Martin face down in the grass after the unarmed teen was shot in the chest by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who is standing trial in his murder. Zimmerman claims he shot in self-defense after the teen attacked him.

Later, Raimondo described covering Martin’s body with a yellow medical blanket. The jury saw dramatic photos of Martin’s body on the grass, the bullet wound in Martin’s chest, and the body covered with the bright blanket.

Martin’s father Tracy left the courtroom as attorneys displayed the photos, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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