Gunshot Wound Expert: Martin Was On Top Of Zimmerman (VIDEO)

Source: Erin Donaghue / CBS News

SANFORD, Fla. — A nationally renowned gunshot wound expert testified Tuesday that Trayvon Martin’s gunshot wound was consistent with accused murderer George Zimmerman’s story that the teen was on top of him and leaning over when he was shot.

George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain standing trial in the teen’s shooting death, has said Martin attacked him and was on top of him just before the fatal gunshot. Prosecutors have argued Zimmerman profiled the teen and started the confrontation.

Taking the stand for the defense, Dr. Vincent Di Maio, a forensic pathologist, said that Martin’s gunshot wound was consistent with the gun’s muzzle being against his clothing, which would have been two to four inches away from his body when he was shot.

“If you lean over someone, you notice the clothing tends to fall away from the chest,” Di Maio said. “If instead you’re lying on your back and someone shoots you, the clothing is going to be against your chest.”

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