Skip to comments.New Account: Zimmerman Told Cops Trayvon's Last Words Were 'Okay, You Got It' [and more details]
Posted on 04/19/2012 11:36:58 AM PDT by kevcol
The law-enforcement source familiar with the case, who told The Daily Beast that he personally believes Zimmermans account, said Zimmerman has told three different law enforcement agencies his version of the events.
Zimmerman told police officials that he lost sight of Martin and went around a townhouse to see where he was. Then he claimed Martin confronted him and punched him, knocking him down.
According to The Daily Beasts source, Zimmerman told police that when he was on the ground, Martin straddled him, striking him, and then tried to smother him.
Zimmerman, the source said, told officers he was so paralyzed by fear that he initially forgot he had a gun, but he said that after Martin noticed his 9mm pistol, Zimmerman pulled it out of his belt holder and fired one round, a hollow-pointthe round that killed Martin.
The source familiar with the case said that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigators had Zimmerman lie on his back in another location in an effort to recreate the position he said he had been in during the shooting. Then, the source said, investigators recorded Zimmerman as he shouted what had been heard on the 911 calls: cries such as, Help me!
Crump said it was not clear that Martin threw the first punch but, argued that even if he did, Zimmermans actions launched the entire sequence of events. Trayvon Martin had every right to stand his ground, Crump said. We believe that Trayvon went to his grave not knowing who this strange man was that was approaching and confronting him.
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There are some sick puppies posting comments there.
The slam dunk for this will be found with the autopsy report, and it will be based on how the bullet went through Martin’s body. The angle of the bullet track will show whether Martin was standing upright, was on top of Zimmerman as he described, or otherwise.
If he was straddling Zimmerman, with Zimmerman firing up, the bullet track is going to be very obvious and almost impossible to reproduce were they both, or even if one or the other were standing up.
What is left is an emotional appeal. If the Prosecutor can get a sufficiently incompetent jury, she might be able to sway them with emotional arguments and with threats racial unrest.
We'll see which path she follows and how bad she wants the conviction.
And I don't see your take..at all.
The muzzle of the pistol could have been in angles we can't even imagine.
I’ve repeatedly said that Zimmerman should never have gotten out of his truck. The prosecutor can try to use that, but the next words out of the defense’s mouth is “Trayvon Martin should never have turned around to confront the man following him.”
Both of them were stupid.
Why is “new account” in the title? What’s new?
ahhhh...the words of a liberal finally coming to terms that she was WRONG but can’t admit it so she blames BOTH PARTIES.
I don`t think Zimmerman`s decision was particularly wise. It`s his call though, and leaving his truck is not criminal nor does it make him responsible for the final outcome.
It is an odd article. The writer seemed conflicted, which led to choppy, contradictory and confusing writing.
Where was the gun on Mr Zimmerman’s body?
If the gun was at the waist, then what was trayvon’s hands doing down there?
If a guy is bashing another man’s head on the pavement, wouldn’t his hands be at the shoulders or above?
When did his hands wander to the waist?
Then, was the gun in the front or back?
When trayvon was straddling Mr Zimmerman, did his knee accidentaly hit the gun, thus notifying trayvon that a gun was available and that’s when both of them went for it?
By "stand his ground" Crump means "Trayvon had a right to start beating Zimmerman when Zimmerman asked him "What are you doing here?"" They're going to need a jury of real 0bamaZombies to buy that.
If Corey takes Crump`s apparent strategy (don`t forget Corey said the two are in close contact) it`ll be the end of her career.
I sure hope so. I hope she is publically humiliated and faces legal repercussions that Nifong her but good.
Even liberals like Dershowitz are calling her charging document weak.
Note: The second photo in both your posts showing a young black male in a wife beater shirt with a dart board clock in the background IS NOT TRAYVON MARTIN! That’s Tyrone Woodfork, perp in the beating/robbery/murder of a white elderly couple that left the wife dead. Factual innacuracies hurt rather than help to make a point.
They often show this in TV forensic crime dramas. It involves the use of wooden dowels a little smaller than the bullets used. And it is pretty conclusive. They can often tell if a person had their arms up when shot, or not.
Other factors are considered as well, such as powder burns on clothing and skin, how far the bullet traveled through the body, organs it hit enroute. You get two or three matching variables and it is pretty conclusive.
If Martin was straddling a prone Zimmerman and Zimmerman fired up through him, it would be very hard to prove a different shooting scenario.
Surely there is another OJ jury out there if (this time) the prosecution looks had enough.
Tyrone sure looks different in this pic of him.