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Zimmerman Trial: Medical Examiner Testifies Zimmerman’s Injuries Were ‘Insignificant’

Source:  Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner / Orlando Sentinel 

SANFORD — Jurors heard testimony this afternoon from a medical examiner who says that the injuries George Zimmerman suffered on the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin were “insignificant.”

Dr. Valerie Rao, the Jacksonville-based medical examiner for Duval, Clay and Nassau counties, testified that she has reviewed the evidence in the case.

Zimmerman’s injuries, she says, “were not life threatening… very insignificant.” The beating Zimmerman says he suffered before the shooting  would have resulted in severe damage and bleeding, she said, noting the cuts on Zimmerman’s head didn’t need stitches.

Rao is not the doctor who autopsied Trayvon, but she testified in cross examination that the abrasions on his hands were consistent with hitting someone.

She testified that Zimmerman’s head injuries were consistent with being stuck against concrete just once, but said in cross that those could also be consistent with more strikes than that.

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