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Lawyers: Look at Zimmerman’s Nose!

Sanford Police Department / AP Photo

In this Feb. 26, 2012 photo taken by a Sanford police officer and released by the Sanford Police Department, George Zimmerman is shown the night he fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.

George Zimmerman’s attorneys say that a newly released color photo of their client’s broken and bleeding nose after the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin casts doubts on the strength of the murder case against Zimmerman. They also released a motion asking police investigator William Irwin to take another deposition after they learned of a conversation in which Irwin claimed to have heard Martin’s father tell a police officer that the screams for help in the 911 calls did not sound like his son. In the motion, Zimmerman’s attorneys call the new developments “significant,” saying “the primary issue in this case, if not the sole issue to be decided either by this court at a Self Defense Immunity hearing or by a jury at trial is whether Zimmerman was acting in self-defense.”