SANFORD, Fla. - A photograph taken three minutes after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed is said to show George Zimmerman with bloody cuts on the back of his head, according to ABC News.
Zimmerman maintains he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense on Feb. 26.
The person who took the photo after Martin was shot said he encountered a "wobbly" Zimmerman. The time stamp on the photo shows it was taken three minutes after the shooting.
If genuine, the image could be used to back up the claim of self-defense. Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has said she saw all the evidence before she charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder.
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This morning, Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, will ask a Seminole County judge to allow his client to post bond despite ongoing concerns about his safety amid a national uproar over his role in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman went into hiding immediately following the shooting of the unarmed, black teen after the case sparked a heated, national debate over racial profiling and saw thousands of protesters demand his arrest.
"There have been a lot of emotions that have come forward in this case, and some of those emotions have shown themselves in bad ways," defense lawyer O'Mara said this week about his client's well-being.
Zimmerman, 28, surrendered to authorities after being charged with second-degree murder in connection with Martin's death.
Martin's family contends Zimmerman racially profiled their son, who was walking back from a convenience store in Sanford.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, maintains he acted in self-defense. His family says he did not profile Martin.
O'Mara will file the bond motion with the case's new judge, Kenneth Lester Jr.
Among other factors, Lester will examine the seriousness of the crime, Zimmerman's ties to the community, his conduct and whether he poses a danger or flight risk. Zimmerman claims he is indigent.
The defense is expected to argue Zimmerman is not a flight risk or danger to the community.
Although Zimmerman's previous attorneys indicated he fled Florida out of fears for his safety, he remained in touch with authorities when they needed to reach him, according to Sanford police.
Zimmerman surrendered April 11 to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Special prosecutor Corey has the burden of showing why bond should not be set or that it should be high.
Even if the judge grants O'Mara's motion, it's unclear whether Zimmerman could make bond. O'Mara has previously said Zimmerman has no money.
O'Mara filed a motion that asks the court to allow Zimmerman's family members to provide testimony at the bond hearing by telephone. The state attorney's office did not object.
Natalie Jackson, an attorney for Martin's family, on Thursday told CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin that O'Mara called to set up a private meeting between Zimmerman and the Martin family. The family declined, Jackson said, indicating they want Zimmerman, instead, to give a deposition on what happened the night Martin was shot.
Although details of the shooting remain murky, what is known is that Martin ventured out from his father's fiancee's home in Sanford to a nearby convenience store, where he bought a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea.
On his way back, he had a confrontation with Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, and Zimmerman shot him.
Zimmerman had called 911 to complain about a suspicious person in the neighborhood, according to authorities.
In the call, Zimmerman said he was following Martin after the teen started to run, after which the dispatcher told him, "We don't need you to do that." Zimmerman pursued Martin anyway before saying he lost sight of him.
According to an Orlando Sentinel story later confirmed by Sanford police, Zimmerman told authorities that after he briefly lost track of Martin, the teen approached him. After the two exchange words, Zimmerman said, he reached for his cell phone, and then Martin punched him in the nose. Zimmerman said Martin pinned him to the ground and began slamming his head into the sidewalk.
Police have said Zimmerman was not immediately charged because there was no evidence to disprove his account that he'd acted in self-defense. A police report indicated the volunteer was bleeding from the nose and the back of his head
Sanford, the city where the shooting took place, held a community healing meeting Thursday night.
For some Sanford residents, the Martin case has become a rallying cry, a chance to air what they believe are years of grievances and cases of injustice between the police, the courts and the black community. For others, it has forced them to defend their town as a place that is not inherently racist, a place where a young black man cannot be killed without consequence.
During the meeting, the city offered a plan to improve strained relations between the city, police and