Shame on you George Zimmerman, for lying on a dead young man to save your own skin…
In February, after George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, the neighborhood watch volunteer had claimed that that he shot only after Martin reached for Zimmerman’s weapon, which was in a holster on his waist. In the account he gave to police, Zimmerman said that Martin began to pummel him, bashing his head against the ground and breaking his nose. He said the two struggled on the ground until a single shot went off. Trayvon Martin died of a gunshot wound to his chest.
The office of State Attorney Angela Corey released that report, along with previously reported witness statements, hundreds of photos of the gated community where the shooting occurred and a 911 call made by Trayvon’s father the day after the teen’s death. The items included an interview of the 7-Eleven clerk who saw Trayvon the moments before his death.
Authorities conducted DNA tests on the slide, trigger, grip and holster of the automatic pistol Zimmerman used to kill the 17-year-old unarmed teenager in February in Sanford, Fla.
The tests by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement excluded Trayvon as a possible contributor for DNA found on the gun’s grip but were unable to determine whether his DNA was on the other parts of the weapon.
DNA on the slide showed the presence of one male individual, but it could not be matched to anyone. DNA belonging to Zimmerman was also found on the gun holster, but Martin’s could not be matched.
“There’s certainly nothing new that proves the elements of the crime,” said Randy Reep, a criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville. “We frequently see gun crimes with no DNA with people who didn’t have on a glove. It’s not a great surface for DNA, that’s been my experience.”
Whether Trayvon actually had his hand on the gun may not matter, Reep said. The crux of the case rests on whether Zimmerman can convince a jury that Trayvon was reaching for the gun, he said.
Zimmerman, 28, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting Feb. 26. He told police he shot the teen in self-defense after Trayvon repeatedly knocked his head to the ground and reached for the gun Zimmerman wore in a holster. He has pleaded not guilty.
Trayvon’s family said Zimmerman racially profiled the unarmed black teen and confronted him as he walked home from a convenience store.
A 911 call made by Trayvon’s father, Tracy, the morning after the shooting lasts three minutes.
Martin’s voice is low and sober as he tells the dispatcher that he last saw his son around 8:30 p.m. the night before.
“I need to file a missing person’s report,” he says. “It hasn’t really been 24 hours, but I’m from Miami, and my son’s up here with me, and he left. I’m in Sanford, and he doesn’t know anybody up here.”
Tracy Martin tells the dispatcher that he is staying at his girlfriend’s house, spells Trayvon’s name, then describes what his son might be wearing.
“He probably had on a pair of khaki shorts and a gray sweatshirt … and a pair of Jordan tennis shoes, white and red tennis shoes,” Martin says.
The father then gives the dispatcher a number where authorities can contact him. The operator tells him someone will be coming out to him.
The call ends without any mention of the shooting the night before.
In a second call released today, an official from the Sanford Police Department calls Tracy Martin back to clarify details about his son. The caller asks Martin to spell his son’s name again and give his date of birth and asks for the teen’s race.
The caller asks Martin if Trayvon knows anyone in the neighborhood. She says police officers are en route to Martin, then calls back to ask for details “in case while they are on their way they might spot him.”
This story keeps getting more and more interesting. Zimmerman’s friend, Mark Osterman, has recently released a book detailing Zimmerman’s account of that night in which Osterman states that in a desperate life-or-death struggle, George Zimmerman clutched Trayvon’s wrist, broke his grip on the semi-automatic firearm and shot him once in the chest.
The book is called, Defending Our Friend: The Most Hated Man in America…
And I, for one, will NOT be purchasing this drivel.
Zimmerman killed a child.
Simple as that.