Nightly News   |  July 09, 2013

Gunshot wound expert testifies in Zimmerman case

A well-known forensic pathologist said Tuesday there were six impact injuries to George Zimmerman’s face and head, and that the evidence supports Zimmerman’s account that Martin was on top of him when the shooting happened. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.

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>>> now to sanford, florida and the trial of george zimmerman . the focus was on the injuries sustained during what became a deadly confrontation. ron mott with us from there this evening.

>> reporter: good evening, brian. a different day of testimony today compared to yesterday, there were only three witnesses who made it up to the stand compared to 10 yesterday. most of the focus was on george zimmerman 's injuries and trayvon martin's gunshot wound. the defense called a well known expert who testified the evidence he reviewed supports zimmerman 's account of shooting martin while martin was on top of him. he also testified there were six impact injuries to george zimmerman 's face and head. on cross-examination, the prosecutor showed the doctor a picture of george zimmerman 's bloody nose and mouth. he was covering his mouth yet no blood was found on martin's hand. this jury could be charged before the end of this week.

>> ron mott, sanford, florida this