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Autopsy Indicates Trayvon Martin Had THC In Blood At Time Of Shooting

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Medical examiners have found that Trayvon Martin had THC in his blood system at the time of his death in February. (credit: Getty Images)

Medical examiners have found that Trayvon Martin had THC in his blood system at the time of his death in February. (credit: Getty Images)

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – The report from the autopsy of Trayvon Martin has found that the drug THC was in Martin’s blood system when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.

According to the autopsy report made public record by the Office of the Medial Examiner, the blood from Martin’s chest contained 1.5 ng/ML of THC, a drug commonly found in marijuana. There was about 7.3ng/mL of THC carboxy, the by-product of the body’s metabolism of THC.

Depending on the amount of THC consumed and the frequency in which it is consumed, THC carboxy can stay in a person’s system from somewhere between two weeks to a month, according to WBTV. THC itself can stay in the body for as long as four hours.

The autopsy also indicated that Martin had a small cut on the ring finger of his left hand and that he was shot at “mid-range” in the chest, somewhere between an inch and a foot and a half away from his body.

The autopsy report is the latest chapter in the complicated story of the fatal confrontation between Martin and Zimmerman in late February, with Zimmerman maintaining he shot Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman, who is out on bail, has been charged with second-degree murder

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