New DNA evidence released in George Zimmerman murder trial
The Duval County State Attorney recently released the results of DNA testing of the clothing, weapons and persons of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.
The victim’s DNA was conclusively not on the Kel Tec 9 mm firearm that Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon. More than one person’s DNA was found on the gun’s grip, including Zimmerman’s, but the tests were negative for Trayvon.
However, the tests show DNA for at least 3 people on the gun’s holster, including Zimmerman’s. The others could not be determined, and Trayvon’s could not be ruled out.
Zimmerman’s DNA was not found under Trayvon’s fingernails, but his DNA was found on the bottom of the Nike sweatshirt Trayvon wore under his hoodie. Trayvon’s blood was also found on Zimmerman’s jacket.
Zimmerman, the 28-year-old volunteer watch patrolman, claims that he acted in self-defense when he was attacked by 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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