Autopsy: Trayvon Martin had THC in his system the night he was shot

Trayvon Martin, 17.

An autopsy report reveals that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had drugs in his system the night he was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

As ABC reports, Martin’s blood and urine tested positive for THC, the active chemical in marijuana. The autopsy also revealed that Martin had a quarter-inch by half-inch abrasion on a finger, which may have been caused by a struggle. He was shot from a distance of between one and 18 inches away.

Zimmerman, who is charged with murder, has maintained that he shot Martin in self-defense during a scuffle with the teen. Photos taken on February 26, the night of Martin’s death, show bleeding abrasions to the back of Zimmerman’s head, which he claimed was slammed on the ground by Martin. Other reports have revealed that Zimmerman suffered a fractured nose and two black eye the night Martin was shot.

The autopsy report with Martin’s drug test results came to light as prosecutors prepare to make public new evidence, including videos and photos from the crime scene.

Zimmerman told police he called 911 to report his suspicion about the teen after he spotted him in the gated community where Martin’s father’s girlfriend lived. He followed Martin, despite the 911 operator’s urging him not to, and told police he shot the teen during a struggle. He has been released from jail on a $150,000 bond.


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