Star Jones, former co-host of The View and other less-successful television shows, has taken to Twitter to entertain conspiracy theories that community watch volunteer George Zimmerman may have faked injuries sustained in a fight with Trayvon Martin to support his claim of self defense.
Jones made her name in the infotainment industry as a legal analyst on a number of television shows and in two high-profile legal cases, that of William Kennedy Smith and O.J. Simpson.
Considering her legal background, one would have expected Jones to be more careful with idle speculation suggesting Zimmerman manufactured his injuries after the attack, especially since such speculation isn’t remotely supported by evidence. Zimmerman shot and killed Martin after what an eyewitness called an “MMA-style” beat-down. Sanford Police investigators noted that Zimmerman cried for help 14 times in 38 seconds before firing the single shot, striking Martin in the heart from near contact distance.
Information released by Prosecutor Angela Corey’s office includes reports from police officers observations of Zimmerman at the scene, during transport, and at the Sanford Police Department, reports from EMTs that examined Zimmerman at the scene, a photo taken of the back of Zimmerman’s head less than three minutes after the attack, a police officer’s iPhone photo of blood on Zimmerman’s face while at the scene, in addition to photos taken at the Sanford Police Department.
All of these reports and photographs are consistent with the injuries officially reported by George Zimmerman’s doctor.