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Court records detail Zimmerman's injuries after Trayvon Martin shooting


Court records detail Zimmerman's injuries

Court records show George Zimmerman had a pair of black eyes, a nose fracture and two cuts to the back of his head after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

ABC News reports the medical records were part of evidence released Tuesday that prosecutors have in the second-degree murder case against Zimmerman. He has entered a plea of not guilty and claims self-defense in the Feb. 26 shooting.

Zimmerman was treated Feb. 27 at Altamonte Family Practice.

Some of the injuries were previously reported by the Associated Press based on video of Zimmerman.


Norman aide reaches plea deal in tax case

State Sen. Jim Norman's aide has reached a plea agreement in a federal tax case.

Terms of the deal between aide Ben Kelly and the U.S. Attorney's office have not yet been disclosed. Kelly's attorney, Todd Foster, and U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill, said they could not provide details until the agreement is finalized. That should happen by the end of the month, both said.

Kelly faces five misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns from 2006 to 2010. The charges spun off from a federal investigation of the 2006 purchase by Norman's wife of a lakefront Arkansas home with the help of $500,000 from a longtime Norman campaign supporter.

Kelly was an aide to Norman, R-Tampa, for most of his 18-year tenure as a Hillsborough County commissioner, which ended in 2010. He also worked on his election campaigns and joined Norman's staff when he was elected to the Senate that same year.

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Bond hearing set for polo club founder

A court hearing will be held this morning on the terms of a $7 million bond that would allow International Polo Club Palm Beach founder John Goodman to be released from jail while he appeals his DUI manslaughter conviction, the Palm Beach Post reported.

If the order is signed by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath, Goodman will have to come up with $3 million and his brother and sister the remaining $4 million.

Colbath on Friday sentenced Goodman to 16 years in prison.

Goodman has been in the Palm Beach County Jail since March 23, when he was convicted in the 2010 crash that killed 23-year-old Scott Wilson. Goodman's case gained broad notoriety after he adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend in an apparent bid to protect his wealth from resulting lawsuits.

Court records detail Zimmerman's injuries after Trayvon Martin shooting 05/15/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:35pm]
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