On the images can be seen blood trickling down Zimmerman’s head from two cuts, and a possible contusion on the crown of his head.
The picture was released before Zimmerman’s attorneys attended a bail hearing, at which a judge set Zimmerman’s bond at $150,000.
According to The Huff Post, the neighborhood watch volunteer, 28, was being held on second-degree murder charges for shooting 17-year-old Martin on Feb. 26.
The person who took the photograph, asked to remain anonymous, told ABC News exclusively that they did not see the scuffle that night, but did hear it.
The person also recalled seeing Martin’s prostrate body on the wet grass and said the gunpowder burns on Martin’s gray hoodie were clearly visible.
After the shooting, Zimmerman asked the photographer to call his wife. When the photographer asked him what to say, Zimmerman blurted out, “Man, just tell her I shot someone.”
As law enforcement authorities claim, Martin punched Zimmerman in the face, climbed on top of him and slammed his head into the sidewalk.
When the local police arrived, Zimmerman had a bloody nose, swollen lip and lacerations on the back of his head. Although paramedics gave him first aid, he said refused to go to the hospital and sought medical treatment the next day.
Testifying, Zimmerman’s father, Robert, a former magistrate, told the court that the day after Martin was killed he saw injuries his son suffered.
“His face was swollen quite a bit,” Robert Zimmerman said. “There was a protective cover over his nose, his lip was cut and there were two vertical gashes on the back of his head.”
Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, said he is skeptical: “How bad could it have been if they didn’t take him to the hospital [and] didn’t stitch him up? The special prosecutor has seen all the evidence and still believes George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin.”
However, Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said it’s time for his client to get out of jail: “He wants to get back with his family,” he said. “He wants to be able to help me, he knows that that’s very significant.”
By the way, during the hearing George Zimmerman apologized to the parents of Trayvon Martin, who were also sitting in the courtroom..
“I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. I did not know if he was armed or not,” the murderer said addressing Martin’s family directly.
As The New York Daily News reports, prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda openly mocked Zimmerman’s apology and questioned his sincerity, implying text messages on the defendant’s cell phone contradicted his remorse but did not give details.
As for Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton originally didn’t express any emotions while listening Zimmerman’s personal plea for forgiveness but later walked out appearing angry and distraught, declining to speak.
Trayvon’s uncle Mark Fulton questioned, “Common criminals get higher bail than that. Where’s the justice?”