Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Case Fired

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The medical examiner that performed Trayvon Martin’s autopsy and offered conflicting testimony at George Zimmerman’s murder trial has been relieved of his position.

According to a letter released by Volusia County on Tuesday, Shiping Bao was fired from his position as an associate medical examiner last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason, citing county standard personnel practices.

In the Aug. 23 letter, Bao was granted 30 days to find employment at another office, and he declined to resign at the end of that period. An attorney Bao has retained didn’t immediately return a message.

Bao began his employment with Volusia County in July 2011 and made an annual salary of $175,950.

During Zimmerman’s trial Bao changed his original opinion about how long Martin lived after being shot.

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