Tuesday, the medical records for George Zimmerman following the night he shot and killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin were released, and they showed the neighborhood watch volunteer suffered a closed nose fracture, two black eyes, lacerations, and a back injury.
In the report, obtained exclusively by ABC News, Zimmerman’s injuries are described, accompanied by pictures of the back of his bleeding head.
In addition to his physical injuries, Zimmerman complained of stress and “occasional nausea when thinking about the violence.” But he was not diagnosed with a concussion. The doctor noted that it was “imperative” that Zimmerman “be seen with [sic] his psychologist for evaluation.”
According to the report, prior to the shooting Zimmerman had been prescribed Adderall and Temazepam, medications that can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings, but in fewer than 10 percent of patients.
Since the shooting, Zimmerman has claimed self defense and insisted that he was involved in a “life or death” physical fight with 17 year old Trayvon, whose autopsy shows had bruised knuckles at the time of his death.
But though the evidence may support Zimmerman’s self defense story, legal experts say it comes down to who initiated the confrontation. Multiple eye witness of the fight, as well as Trayvon’s girlfriend who he was on the phone with when the fight started, have told police it was Zimmerman who followed the teenager and set the incident off.
Last month, Zimmerman was officially arrested and charged with second degree murder for Trayvon’s death. Shortly after his arrest, he was granted $150,000 bail and released.