George Zimmerman Had “Closed Fracture” of Nose; Was Taking Adderall and Temazepam

ABC News has gotten hold of a medical report from George Zimmerman’s doctor.

A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a “closed fracture” of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.

Zimmerman visited a doctor the day after he shot Trayvon Martin.

The record shows that Zimmerman also suffered bruising in the upper lip and cheek and lower back pain. The two lacerations on the back of his head, one of them nearly an inch long, the other about a quarter-inch long, were first revealed in photos obtained exclusively by ABC News last month.

But the report also shows Zimmerman declined hospitalization the night of the shooting, and then declined the advice of his doctor to make a follow-up appointment with an ear nose and throat doctor.

In addition to his physical injuries, Zimmerman complained of stress and “occasional nausea when thinking about the violence.”

It’s interesting that ABC News has been the recipient of a number of leaks in the Trayvon Martin case. It’s difficult not to suspect that this one came from the defense. I suppose it could also have come from someone at the Sanford Police Department who is sympathetic to Zimmerman.

The leaked medical report revealed some surprising information. We’ve learned that Sanford Police investigator did not test Zimmerman for drugs or alcohol, but the report indicates that he was taking Adderall and Temazepam. Adderall is an amphetamine generally used to treat ADHD.

The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine tablets are also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, we called it speed. Here is a portion of the warnings that go along with using this drug:

The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take the medication more often, or take it for a longer time than prescribed by your doctor. If you take too much dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, you may find that the medication no longer controls your symptoms, you may feel a need to take large amounts of the medication, and you may experience symptoms such as rash, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, irritability, hyperactivity, and unusual changes in your personality or behavior. Overusing dextroamphetamine and amphetamine may also cause sudden death or serious heart problems such as heart attack or stroke.

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family drinks or has ever drunk large amounts of alcohol, uses or has ever used street drugs, or has overused prescription medications. Your doctor will probably not prescribe dextroamphetamine and amphetamine for you.

According to Pharma Watchdogs, Temazepam is a benzodiazapine, in the same family as Valium and Xanax. It is generally prescribed for people who have difficulty sleeping. Someone taking Adderall might have difficulty going to sleep and staying asleep. This drug also is not to be prescribed for someone who drinks alcohol.

I’m quite curious about why George Zimmerman was taking Adderall. I haven’t read anything so far to indicate that he has ADHD. Adderall could certainly cause someone to be anxious, jittery, hypervigilant, and/or paranoid.

In other news, WFTV Orlando reported this morning that the FBI “may charge George Zimmerman with [a] hate crime.”

SANFORD, Fla. — WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.

State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.

FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood, seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.

This morning prosecutors released a list of the evidence that was handed over to Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara yesterday.

So far O’Mara has been stalling the public release of evidence, but now that someone is presumably leaking information favorable to the defense side, media organizations will soon begin to demand that it all be released. Florida has a very strict sunshine laws that require release of all documents related to trials.

20 Comments on “George Zimmerman Had “Closed Fracture” of Nose; Was Taking Adderall and Temazepam”

  1. dakinikat says:

    Curiouser and curiouser …

  2. bostonboomer says:

    I can’t wait to see the rest of the evidence.

    • dakinikat says:

      I want to see the gunshot trajectory, etc. evidence. That should say a lot.

      • bostonboomer says:

        Me too, and Trayvon’s autopsy. I imagine that gun would have quite a kick. Maybe that’s what broke his nose.

      • Anonymous says:

        Bostomboomer: Even a light weight 9mm pistol (like the Kel-Tec Zimmerman had) firing the hottest possible commercial loads isn’t going to have enough recoil to break someone’s nose. It comes down to simple physics: a human arm is very heavy compared to a bullet and will absorb most of the recoil that isn’t absorbed by the weapon’s recoil spring. Even a relatively weak shooter with terrible form, bad joints, and poor weapon control isn’t going to have their arm swing with enough force for a 9mm pistol to break their nose due to recoil.

    • propertius says:

      I’m not believing anything that isn’t delivered under oath, with cross-examination. We’ve now heard that:

      1) Martin’s knuckles were uninjured
      2) Martins knuckles were skinned
      3) Zimmerman was uninjured
      4) Zimmerman had head and back injuries consistent with his account of the incident

      etc, etc.

      All of these anonymous leaks are just muddying the waters – and they’re almost certainly being released by people with various axes to grind. Dueling press leaks is no way to establish guilt or innocence.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    I don’t know if anyone else is following the Isabel Celis case, but they released the 911 calls today. The father actually laughed during his call. He also spoke about Isabel in the past tense. Police also said that they don’t believe there was a stranger abduction. No wonder the father doesn’t have access to the other kids anymore.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Thanks! It seems like everything is leaking out now.

    • northwestrain says:

      Who will be believed — the Medical Examiner — who is working for the state — or the Undertaker — who took a careful look at the body and found no damage to the boy’s hands.

      Lots of people are lying — I’d wonder about the bias of the officials — most of them lie most of the time. Especially in Florida and especially since the parents weren’t notified until 3days after the murder of their son.

      Sounds like Zimmerman is going for the twinkie defense. I’m glad others remember about that SF, Calif. miscarriage of justice.

  4. Profpalefuddy says:

    I’d like to know when the injuries actually took place. did he get some one to beat him up before going to the DR. Good Police pictures, like booking pictures or evidence pictures would clear this up. Did Trayvon’s hand show he hit some one? DNA on the Tea Can? Drug induced paranoia great. If it isn’t self defense I smell a twinkie defense coming on… the drugs made me do it. There is much to learn hear. Dude, you tracked down some one and you expect to be given the tea and skiddles?

    • bostonboomer says:

      We’ll see. The video of Trayvon from the clubhouse should be interesting. One of the witnesses reported one person chasing another–running. Maybe they caught some of that.

    • towerflower says:

      A broken nose will bleed due to the large amount of blood vessels in/around the nose….where is the report about his bleeding nose from that night? I want to see the report from the emergency response crew from that night and not from a doctor that saw him the following day. Too much could have happened in that time.

  5. ecocatwoman says:

    Also found this on another local station’s site: It’s a copy of the info released from the prosecution.

  6. RalphB says:

    This is really OT, but I need a little mood lightener and hope it gives all a smile.

    Hoping for Knockout Punch, CIA Sends JP Morgan Execs to Infiltrate Al-Qaeda

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In a covert mission designed to destroy what remains of al-Qaeda, the CIA has been infiltrating the terror network with executives from JP Morgan Chase, the banking giant.

    The mission, which the intelligence agency had hoped to keep secret, came to light this week when al-Qaeda dismissed two of its top officials who it said were responsible for “unacceptably speculative” betting of the terror net’s funds on credit default swaps.

    Across the intelligence community, the dismissals caught the attention of analysts, who thought such risky behavior seemed out of character for al-Qaeda.

    “The first thing I thought was, this sounds more like the work of JP Morgan,” one analyst said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Al-Qaeda has a reputation for being madmen, but even for them these investments were crazy.”

  7. hoxa admin says:

    How come Zimmerman waited a whole day to go to his family doctor. How come the paramedics who initially attended to Z did not even put a bandaid on him. Was there an xray done? If Zimmerman truly fired in self defense he /police would have had xrays and a medical exam done the same day within hours of the injury. Looks like we got a family doctor to go along or perhaps the injuries were self inflicted. BTW it doesnt take much , just one punch to get a closed fracture of the nose. The whole thing seems fishy to me.

  8. Just wanted to post this link, Trayvon Martin’s family lawyer responds to the “leaked” med report:

    Lawyer says Zimmerman medical report leaked to boost case –