Skip to comments.Network names 13-year-old witness! (Drudge's Title)
Posted on 03/29/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by MNDude
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch crime captain who shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, originally told police in a written statement that Martin knocked him down with a punch to the nose, repeatedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to take his gun, a police source told ABC News.
Zimmerman had claimed he had called police about Martin, whom he found suspicious, then went back to his car when Martin attacked him, punching him.
The new information is the most complete version yet of what Zimmerman claims happened on the night of Feb. 26 when he shot and killed the teenager.
In addition, an eyewitness, 13-year-old Austin Brown, told police he saw a man fitting Zimmerman's description lying on the grass moaning and crying for help just seconds before he heard the gunshot that killed Martin.
The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning. He was not arrested.
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The name austin brown has been around for several days — the Mom’s picture and identity have not, but ABC wasn’t the first to use the name — check the web.
Remember..”You have the right to remain silent....” it precedes questioning leading up to an arrest. Right to have a lawyer when questioned.
Look at the news articles don't remember seeing him having a lawyer with him the five hours that he was questioned. His dad is a judge. He'd know his rights.
Suziq, you are right, I shouldn’t have brought it up. It just seemed like race was more important than a child’s safety, but it is irrelevant. Please accept my apology.
Is ABC News trying to get the 13 year old witness murdered or just intimidated into changing his account of the shooting? How long until Spike Lee tweets the witness’s address?
In order for the spent cartridge to be expelled, the pistol's slide has to cycle. This cycling could have been prevented by:
1) Somebody's hand holding the slide, which would support the argument that there was a struggle for the gun, or
2) The back of the slide being in contact with something that prevented its rearward motion (for example, if the back of the gun's slide had been in contact with Zimmerman's body)
The first scenario above seems more likely to me.
If he’s muslim however, he’s gold!
PLEASE do not post any more pictures of Martin as a 10-year-old Cub Scout and Zimmerman as a orange-draped convict on Death Row. Thank you.
I agree that there is zero chance of getting a good jury, not that one is needed, because no crime was committed.
If I was George Zimmerman, I would leave the country and never return.
In fact, if I was chris37, which I am, I might also leave the country and never return. Got a feeling we are at the end of the line...
Well I certainly hope this child can provide himself a security detail to protect versus the untouchable Black Panthers and their quest for Black Just Us.
I just don't want FR to get bogged down about race and ethnicity, making US look like we're fixated on it, even though the poverty pimps, Al and Jesse, are trying desperately to make the story about just that.
Hey, that reporter looks just like Obama’s son.
...and after ABC World News Tonight, stay tuned for another hilarious episode of America’s Funniest Rape Victims.../s
You can't REALLY believe that. The ideal rainbows and lollipops colorblind world never existed, except maybe on children's TV. In situations like this, race is everything. And in this case the black reporter turned up the heat on the dirty little race-traitor snitch.
It worked, too. His momma is already on TV contradicting her son.
It's not the money, it's the reality show mentality. Everyone wants to have their 15 minutes of narcissism on the idiot box.
:: he saw a man fitting Zimmerman’s description lying on the grass moaning and crying for help just seconds before he heard the gunshot ::
Interesting that there is no mention of the location/position of Martin in this report. Selective editing, I wonder?
IIRC in his initial report he stated TM was on top.
Just a thought. The young man’s testamony will be in private judges chambers, don’t know it JJ and Sharpton will know what he’s says.
Mom OTOH can say anything she wants in public to cover his back. She won’t be on the stand. She just may be saving his life.
Hopefully the witness tampering will be covered in questioning.
I don't think that's what the reporter meant to say.
Now Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr can tweet the kid’s home address.