Looks like the cause of death was a direct hit from a 9mm JHP to the heart. From all sounds the JHP performed well in terminal ballistics.
The alleged abrasions on Martin’s fists are not well documented. The only evidence I read was a circle with “Abrasions” on the left knuckles in the pictogram. Maybe I missed something?
Toxicology reports low levels of THC. We KNEW this was going to show up no matter what, as Martin was suspended for drug possession at school a week earlier, and it was for an empty baggie and a pipe. We can do the math. Given that THC is a fat-soluble substance it takes a long time to clear exposure from your system (ie: you can smoke crack, or bang heroin on Saturday Night and so long as you keep hydrated, piss clean on Monday morning at work…but you spend an evening in a hash bar in Amsterdam on day one of a week vacation, you still might test positive for marijuana when you get home) and the levels aren’t high. Unless they missed something, evidence indicates he was probably sober at the time of the shooting.
There were signs of mild anthracosis on the lungs, which indicates he was a smoker. Also he had two tattoos, that are only described as “Symbols and letters”, but no notations about dental work. This leads me to believe the pictures of the young man with the gold teeth is NOT Trayvon Martin.
Also his height and weight are given as 71 inches (5’11”) and 158lbs.
There are also the discovery papers here. I haven’t read the whole thing, but it does document the candy, and tea, as well as gives the ammunition headstand as S&B 9mm. Given that its a JHP its probably this stuff. Says a lot for how bullet technology has come, given that this load is a cheap 9mm JHP, and it was fired from a subcompact handgun, but it seemed to have both penetrated, and expanded. I’m generally less picky about advising bullet selection for people with .45s because the round is proven even with poor terminal performance, but the general advise is to spend the money with 9×19 because you don’t want that round to fail. Its an N of 1, but its something.
I’ll have to read the hundred pages when I get a chance, but let me know in the comments if I missed anything, or you find anything interesting in the evidence discovery.