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Trayvon Martin medical examiner claims prosecutors intentionally lost case

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 15:38 EDT
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Dr. Shiping Bao, the Volusia County medical examiner who handled teenager Trayvon Martin’s body after he was shot by George Zimmerman in February of 2012, claims that the prosecution team in the case were biased against the African-American teen and intentionally lost. Furthermore, Bao said that his attorney is poised to sue the state of Florida for $100 million, according to WFTV Channel 9.

Bao’s attorney told WFTV that the medical examiner was wrongfully terminated last week by the county. According to the former assistant coroner, his autopsy results showed that it was impossible for Martin to have been on top of George Zimmerman when the gunman pulled the trigger.

The medical examiner’s office, state attorney’s office and Sanford Police were all biased against the teenager, said Bao’s attorney Willie Gary to Channel 9. “He says their general attitude was that he got what he deserved.”

Gary maintained that Bao was scapegoated and wrongly fired from the medical examiner’s office because of his disagreements with how the investigation was conducted.

“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” Gary said.

Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara resigned on Tuesday rather than represent the former neighborhood watch captain in any case stemming from an possibly violent confrontation which took place on Monday between Zimmerman, his wife Shellie and members of her family.

When asked by reporters what his former client should do differently with his life going forward, O’Mara replied loudly, “Pay me!” before leaving the room.

Watch video about this story, embedded below via WFTV:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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