SANFORD, Fla. — Authorities released the autopsy for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida teen who was shot in February by neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman.
The autopsy lists Martin’s death as a homicide and says the gunshot wound to the chest that killed him, was fired from within 36 inches. The report also shows Martin’s blood contained THC, an ingredient in marijuana.
Toxicology tests found elements of the drug: 1.5 nanograms per millilitre of one type and 7.3 nanograms of another. It’s not immediately clear how significant these amounts are.
George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty in this case and says he shot Martin in self defense.