Medical Examiner: Trayvon Martin Was Still Alive, ‘In Pain’ and ‘Suffering’ After He Was Shot

The doctor who performed the autopsy on Trayvon Martin testified that he was “still alive,” “still in pain” and still “suffering” after the fatal gunshot wound.

Associate Medical Examiner Shiping Bao testified during George Zimmerman’s murder trial that the 17-year-old could have lived between one and 10 minutes after he was shot.

Volusia and Seminole County associate medical examiner Shiping Bao MD testifies during George Zimmerman’s trial in Seminole circuit court, Friday, July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP)

“Trayvon Martin, I believe, was still alive, his heart was still beating. Every time his heart was beating some of the blood would go from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery to the lungs and supplied his brain,” Bao said. “I believe, it is my opinion, that he was still alive, he was still in pain, he was still in suffering.”

Defense attorneys immediately objected to the relevance of Bao’s statement.