SANFORD, Fla. — A medical examiner from Jacksonville has testified for prosecutors that George Zimmerman’s injuries were insignificant.
Medical examiner Valerie Rao took the witness stand Tuesday after prosecutors played a video recording of an interview Zimmerman gave to conservative talk show host Sean Hannity last year. Rao didn’t perform the autopsy on Martin and is only being called as a prosecution witness.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. He is claiming self-defense.
Prosecutors are trying to show Zimmerman’s life wasn’t in danger when he shot Martin.
Rao says the injuries to Zimmerman’s head don’t reflect that his head was being slammed with great force into a sidewalk as he claims.