(UPDATED) Original report Dr. Shiping Bao that George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin in the Back is disavowed

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As George Zimmerman continues to self-destruct, former associate medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao is dropping ‘bombshells’ all over the place, starting with his threat of filing a $100 million wrongful termination lawsuit, to accusing the prosecution of deliberately throwing the case. Bao’s latest bombshell is that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in the back and not in the chest area:

According to the former assistant coroner, the results of Martin’s autopsy clearly showed that, despite Zimmerman’s statements regarding their altercation, there was no feasible way for Martin to have been on top of Zimmerman when the gun was fired,  because the bullet entered Martin’s back.
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The person who wrote the original report upon which this post — which questions this report at the bottom — was based has now issued a correction on the original report and apologized:

UPDATE 1:38 PM EST, 9/14/13: In response to our inquiry, Alternet reporter Rod Bastanmehr apologized for the “potential inaccuracy” in his report which alleged that Dr. Shiping Bao claimed George Zimmerman shot Trayvon in the back.

[Here's the rest of the original TMV report on that report including the TMV author's questions raised about it:]

Bao claims that the prosecution never actually asked him the questions that were crucial to the success in the case, and that he changed his opinion from the time he initially examined Martin and the time he was on the stand.  Bao and his attorney say they believe he was fired for questioning the way the case was handled, and possibly for not going long with the desired narrative.

Bao testified in court that the amount of marijuana that was found in Martin’s system at the time of his death would have had little to no effect on his ability to reason—even though initially he had stated that the drug could have possible impaired his mental state.

I don’t recall seeing any charts during the trial that showed any bullet holes in Trayvon Martin’s back. Is this BS or was there a massive cover-up between the medical examiner’s office, the prosecutors and the Sanford Police Department. Sounds a little far-fetched to me. Also, wouldn’t the undertaker know if the teen had a bullet wound in his back?

Here’s the link to Trayvon Martin’s autopsy report: http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2013/07/05/trayvon.martin.autopsy.pdf

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

Author: JANET SHAN

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  1. I’ve been trying to track this down too. Links are missing in accounts of this story. But nothing that relates to the shooting of Martin would surprise me.

    You’ve probably seen this?

    http://thinkprogress.org/justi.....ng-happen/

  2. PW — Yes, I posted that article on my site too. Bracknell is trying to distance himself from those comments. Thankfully Think Progress got its hands on the series of emails.

    I don’t know how credible that story is about Trayvon Martin being shot in the back. I can’t believe that would be missed in any kind of examination of his body. Besides, Shiping Bao seemed to have a problem recollecting that any details about the teen’s autopsy, which he performed.

    Willie Gray is a high-powered attorney who has a solid record of winning tough cases. So it will be interesting to see if that $100 million wrongful termination lawsuit is filed.

    Thanks for the autopsy link. Will upload to story.

  3. If Dr. Bao is telling the truth, the State of Florida and local authorities better start to worry. The civil and criminal repercussions will be huge. Pam Bondie and Governor Skeletor are in trouble over a canceled execution so that Bondi could kick off her campaign.

  4. PW,

    Just wanted to bring it to your attention that my screen name is also pw (or rather petew) but in lower case. But I am tired of arguing over whether Zimmerman was guilty of murder or not. As far I am concerned, given the limited evidence, the jury reached the only verdict possible when it acquitted him.

  5. Wasn’t it Jesse Jackson that said Trayvon was shot in the back of the head? That needs to be checked out cause it so could have happened that way and covered up.

    What about stalking, all the blogs talked about Zimmerman stalking Trayvon, yet he was never charged with the crime of stalking.

    This tragedy should not be allowed to rest, poor little Trayvon, just 12 years old screaming in pain for help for a whole minute, oddly with no injury of any kind to himself at the time.

    Very strange case, unless of course you bother to look at the evidence, and then its clear Trayvon ran away, waited for the call to police to end, then came back and attacked Zimmerman and beat him before being shot in a clear case of self defense.

  6. Local police chief has ‘concerns’ about Zimmerman

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new.....jQ.twitter

    The police chief in the Florida city where George Zimmerman lives expressed concerns Thursday that Zimmerman remains able to carry a gun, even after repeated run-ins with police following his acquittal this summer in the Trayvon Martin killing.

    “I’m a small-town police chief. If I had the authority to revoke his firearm license, I would certainly sit down and consider that,” Steve Bracknell, the chief of police in Lake Mary, said during a telephone interview with NBC News.

    “Does anyone else except me see a pattern?” Bracknell continued. “The word firearm keeps popping up.”

  7. Janet, thanks for this article. This MUST be tracked to actual photos of entry point. MUST be. If this is true, there has to be harsh legal action for several involved. And an entirely new and skilled prosecution team. If this is true, shot in the back, there is no other recourse than to overturn and charge again. I dont know how double jeopardy works in Fla, but…

  8. How double jeopardy works in Florida is the same as every state, once the judge says not guilty, you can’t charge again for the same event. DOJ tries to get around this, but other than 5 min during the Zimmerman case the ACLU has been against it and finds it unconstitutional.

    If you believe something as crazy as Trayvon being shot in the back, and his parents, all of the police, all of the witnesses at the scene, and everyone else who looked at the body decided to cover it up, why do you believe Trayvon was shot and not on a secret mission to greet aliens from another planet?

    For that matter why would looking at online photo’s convince you otherwise now that Dr. Bao has revealed the truth?

    Some tin foil isn’t real, it looks just like regular tin foil, but it doesn’t stop the mind control beams. Better go check your tin foil right away and see if the printing looks a little odd or it has a strange smell.

  9. But does the real tin foil keep people from imagining they are clever when they’re not?

  10. This article can’t seem to get anything right.

    “Bao testified in court that the amount of marijuana that was found in Martin’s system at the time of his death would have had little to no effect on his ability to reason—even though initially he had stated that the drug could have possible impaired his mental state.”

    Bao gave the first opinion in his deposition to the state and then changed his mind on three issues, but was forbidden from testifying to the jury that the amount of THC in Trayvon’s system could have effected his behavior.

    These were the three inconsistencies in Bao’s testimony:

    Bao first told jurors that Trayvon could not have moved once Zimmerman shot him in the heart. During cross-examination, however, he reversed himself, saying the teenager might have been able to move a bit.

    Bao originally believed Trayvon likely survived the shot for one to three minutes but now believes it was one to 10 minutes.

    With the jury out of the room, Bao also said he now believes the small amount of marijuana in Trayvon’s system may have affected his behavior, an idea he rejected when he gave a sworn statement in November.

    But it’s impossible for him to now state that Trayvon was shot in the back without completely perjuring his own autopsy report, which clearly states that the entry wound was in the chest and there was no exit wound since the bullet fragments were found in the pericardial sac and pleural cavities.

  11. Exactly JS, thank you.

  12. I sent the author of this article an email asking for a link. to a credible.source, it looks like they got this article from sonewhere else as well. The only link to the source is the original article which says nothing about Martin being shot in the back.

  13. You wrote: How double jeopardy works in Florida is the same as every state, once the judge says not guilty, you can’t charge again for the same event.

    I was thinking more of how termination of jeopardy works. I was also thinking about Trayon’s family being able to bring civil suits against Geo Zimmerman, which I believe may be within their purview. But I dont know it there is a Florida law, or ‘way with the law’ in that jurisdiction that allows for that kind of OJ/Goldman response legally.

    You wrote: DOJ tries to get around this, but other than 5 min during the Zimmerman case the ACLU has been against it and finds it unconstitutional.

    DOJ cant reverse 5th amendment to the Constitution, and cannot overturn the Supremes ruling [1969] re nationwide law being applied in same manner re double jeopardy. Not sure what you mean by ‘get around it’ thereby. I dont think it’s ‘gettable aroundable”

    You wrote: If you believe something as crazy as Trayvon being shot in the back, and his parents, all of the police, all of the witnesses at the scene, and everyone else who looked at the body decided to cover it up, why do you believe Trayvon was shot and not on a secret mission to greet aliens from another planet?

    I didnt say I believed Trayvon was shot in the back. I said, if a claim is made, it must be pursued and tested. I think most of us saw that there were many conflicting reports about who said and did what, aside from the order from dispatcher to Z to not pursue. I also didnt say anything about “a coverup.” Mine were logical questions arising from the premise put forth in the article.

    I guess you’ve read all the first order transcripts and looked at and listened to in person, all the first order evidences, is that right? Most people appear to have gotten their information about the case from mainstream media which may or may not have had first order looks and listens to the primary data. I think a reasoned person who HASNT read the first order documents, looked at the first order photographs (I havent read or seen them in location, either] can raise the question of how matters were in actuality. I think the human interest aspects of the story, require the asking of questions when someone makes a claim. One then tests the claim. That’s the direction I write in. I can by ‘freedom of information act’ regarding media interest for the public, likely request all documents to the case and read them, and look at them, listening also to the recordings. If and when I or other writers here did that, we would then have a ‘tested’ opinion on the original precis.

    For that matter why would looking at online photo’s convince you otherwise now that Dr. Bao has revealed the truth?
    I wasnt speaking of and did not use the phrase ‘online photo’s [sic]. That’s your phrase. As before, were we to invest time in a hypothesis, we would likely come in under ‘freedom of info’ act, and receive all gainable first order docs.

    Some tin foil isn’t real, it looks just like regular tin foil, but it doesn’t stop the mind control beams. Better go check your tin foil right away and see if the printing looks a little odd or it has a strange smell.

    It’s a good premise to ever test pronouncements with wondering and with questions. Not sure where you’re going with that last, but wish you well on your outer space saga. I was thinking you’d make a great sci fi writer. Serious. lol

    Also “Mikado” before you post again, read the Commenter’s Rules at the top of the masthead here. Stay to the topic of the post, dont attack other commenters and writers, be civil, and all is well and will be well.

    Thanks.

  14. EDITORIAL NOTE: From myself and our Editor in Chief, Joe Gandelman:

    From Dr. E: The above article has an UPDATE to it now, and the issue was followed to source again. Here at TMV we make corrections and amendments to articles if needed, following old fashioned newspaper ethics. The article has been updated by our writer.

    From Joe Gandelman: The writer at TMV reported on a report. Later, the writer of the original source post has since apologized for the ‘inaccuracy.” So our post was revised with the news about the original writers’ retraction.

    Also note that the original post on TMV says in relation to the material:
    I don’t recall seeing any charts during the trial that showed any bullet holes in Trayvon Martin’s back. Is this BS or was there a massive cover-up between the medical examiner’s office, the prosecutors and the Sanford Police Department. Sounds a little far-fetched to me. Also, wouldn’t the undertaker know if the teen had a bullet wound in his back?

    The writer raised a question about the original report. In blogging, most blogs comment on published links whether from AP, The Washington Post etc. Blog writers don’t re-report but often comment on published materials.

    Thanks.

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