6:21 – 6:29 Trayvon wearing button in 711 video
7:10 George describes Trayvon wearing button
7:11 Trayvon runs
7:16 W11 Call
7:19 Smith first on scene, George at gunpoint
Ayala second on scene was the first to make contact with Trayvon – 4/2/12 Gilbreath memo says Ayala says button on shirt
Raimondo second to make contact with Trayvon – with Ayala turned body over and did CPR – lifted shirt felt can center pocket –
7:23 CPR Started
McCoy took over for Ayala doing chest compressions – Skittles in front pocket of sweatshirt. – ear phones in close proximity to body
SFD Rescue then took over after 6 minutes
7:30 Death pronounced
7:30+ Raimondo places blanket on Trayvon after death was pronounced.
7:30+ ID Search
(12:27) Do we have a good ID on the gentleman here?
(12:31) unintelligible Signal 7?
(12:33) Yeah, 10-4
(12:35) Negative, no ID on him
7:55 CST Smith does walkthorugh, photos, marks evidence – says ME arrives, moves body describes $40.15, Skittles, lighter, headphones and photo pin as “in his pockets or on him”
8:10 Ciesla says he helped CST Smith with evidence collection – ME arrives and begins to examine body – Skittles and lighter in pockets, headphones next to him, button on sweatshirt.
9:44 ME Malphurs arrives with body covered and markers down. Took photos of Trayvon. Removed items from Trayvon. – Memo doesn’t mention anything but the “tea”.
9:44 – 10:10 Santiago observes ME taking an inventory was being conducted of Martin’s person; skittles, “Tea” and headphones
March 24 2012 SFD Livingston says she discovered can in front pocket that fell out when she lifted the shirt which she then set aside, does not remember a bag with it.
My comment at the TalkLeft GZ Forum
What is the actual evidence of the button/headphones “in the pocket(s)” anyway? Is it just the entry regarding these, and other items found(lighter and Skittles), in the SPD report description under the Property Narrative(“located and collected with in the victim’s pockets”)?
If that’s it then that’s really weak. Who entered that information into the report? The information on the evidence bag itself and considering CST Smith collected the stuff I would assume she wrote the description on the bag itself which she describes as “…in the victims pockets or in close proximity.” It almost seems like whoever entered that info into the SPD report description left off the “or in close proximity” for whatever reason.
The problem here was lumping all these items in one bag[and the poor description]. She[and Malphurs] should have retrieved one item at a time, described it and where it was found and bagged it.
Given the fact that “or in close proximity” is used here and there were no object markers for any of the items listed I would say a fair assumption is that “in close proximity” would mean on/attached to the body in some form.
But that still leaves us; who is to say from this which item(s) were “in the pockets” and which item(s) were “in close proximity“?
Lighter – This would seem odd and unlikely to be characterized as on/attached to the body in some form[or in close proximity].
Skittles – This would seem odd and unlikely to be characterized as on/attached to the body in some form[or in close proximity].
Button – This would NOT seem odd and NOT unlikely to be characterized as on/attached to the body in some form.
Headphones – This would NOT seem odd and NOT unlikely to be characterized as on/attached to the body in some form.
So given that then it is more likely:
Lighter – In pocket
Skittles – In pocket
Button – Attached to shirt
Headphones – Attached to clothing and partially on ground at same time
ME Malpurs and CST Smith both took photos but the public does not have access to those photos. The photos may or may not help in establishing the position of the button and headphones. W13’s photo that we saw of Trayvon’s body was too dark and grainy to make out any detail of any sort as it was a pdf photocopy. There are no other photo’s that I’m aware of.
The remaining speculation regarding the possibility of the button and headphones in the pockets theory is the time after Trayvon ran where he could have taken off these items to prepare himself to fight. Given his nature this would not seem unlikely. Regardless in the end that is merely speculation.
Some also mention no object marker for the headphones. The blanket was covering the body when CST Smith began. The body was later examined when ME Malphurs arrived and items, including the headphones under the blanket, were accounted for. Given the headphones were in part attached to the clothing they would not have been given an object marker as they were not wholly on the ground.
Lastly, I think, some regard the lack of public evidence regarding the phone as it relates to ownership and/or use at the critical time. That’s a fair thought to have as it is true the public does not have this direct evidence, yet. I’m sure it will though at some point if not at trial. So this is no matter really.
Final assessment – Button and Headphones NOT in pockets.
Update: August 4th 2013
I’m just adding the crimes scene photos, edited of course, that came out at trial which show in fact the headphones were just as I thought they would be, partly on ground and partly attached and the pin was still attached. Neither were collected from within the pockets.