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St James
07-09-2013, 10:11 PM
Expert bolsters Zimmerman account of Trayvon Martin shooting
By Barbara Liston

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A forensic expert backed GeorgeZimmerman's account of his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Tuesday, testifying that evidence showed the neighborhood watchman was under the unarmed black teenager when he fired his gun.
The forensic pathologist testifying for the defense cited the trajectory of the bullet that pierced Martin's chest and gun powder on his body in supporting Zimmerman's version of events of the shooting, in a se tback to the prosecution.
"It's consistent with somebody leaning over the person doing the shooting," said Dr. Vincent DiMaio, a former chief medical examiner in Texas, in testimony in the case, which has added to the national debate on race, profiling, gun rights and self defense.
It was the latest in a series of blows to the prosecution,underscoring a widely held view among lawyers following the case that the state aimed too high in charging Zimmerman with murderů.."The trial is not over," said David Weinstein, a former prosecutor and Miami-area defense attorney who is not involved in the case. "However, from where things stand right now, a conviction does not appear likely."
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