Medical Examiner in Zimmerman Trial Preparing $100M Lawsuit

Shiping Bao's testimony raised eyebrows during George Zimmerman trial. (Gary W. Green/Pool/Getty Images)

Dr. Shiping Bao, a former associate medical examiner in Florida's Volusia County who testified at George Zimmerman's second-degree-murder trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, plans to file a $100 million lawsuit in the case, according to WFTV 9.

He reportedly will allege that the medical examiner, the state attorney's office and Sanford Police Department were all biased against Trayvon. Bao was fired last week for undisclosed reasons.

"He says their general attitude was that he [Martin] got what he deserved," Attorney Willie Gary told Channel 9.

Gary said Dr. Bao was made to be a scapegoat and was wrongfully fired from the medical examiner's office. He said his client was prepared to offer proof that Martin was not the aggressor.

"He was in essence told to zip his lips. 'Shut up. Don't say those things,'" Gary said. 

Gary said prosecutors never asked Dr. Bao a question crucial to their case.

"He wanted a question that would have allowed him to explain to the jury with scientific evidence how there was no way Trayvon Martin could have been on top of George Zimmerman," Gary said.


Read more at WFTV 9.

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