Skip to comments.Forensic evidence both supports, casts doubt on Zimmerman claims
Posted on 02/09/2013 6:54:03 AM PST by Uncle Chip
Forensic evidence compiled in the killing of Trayvon Martin supports George Zimmerman's claim that Martin was leaning over him when he fired his gun, but casts doubt on Zimmerman's timeline on the night he shot and killed the unarmed teen, according to a review by a forensic expert for Local 6.
Michael Knox, a retired Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detective and crime scene investigator, published some of the findings in his book, "Intermediate Range: The Forensic Evidence in the Killing of Trayvon Martin" (available through Amazon.com here).
Knox and Local 6 calculated the exact moment Zimmerman slammed shut his door as he left his truck at 7:11:48 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2011 to follow Martin through the Retreat at Twin Lakes community.
Knox then retraced Zimmerman's footsteps, as Zimmerman described them in a reenactment for police videotaped the day after the shooting, and compared the results to a recording of Zimmerman's nonemergency call to Sanford police.
Among his conclusions:
If Zimmerman's retelling of the event were accurate, the confrontation Zimmerman described with Martin would have occurred much sooner than it actually did;
Zimmerman covered more time and distance after leaving his truck that night than he revealed to police;
based on the times and distances Zimmerman said he covered, Zimmerman would have still been on the phone with Sanford police when he claims he was attacked by Martin;
had Martin walked directly to his destination, his fathers girlfriend's townhome, he would have made it there safely before Zimmerman ended his nonemergency call to Sanford police;
Martin was in fact leaning over Zimmerman when the fatal shot was fired, just as Zimmerman has maintained.
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What’s much sooner....If you’re into calculating, than you’re picking and choosing the time....aka...guessing
how could it possible be legal for an investigator to “published some of the findings in his book, “Intermediate Range: The Forensic Evidence in the Killing of Trayvon Martin” before this case even goes to court?
Sounds like either side can use it to call for a mistrial if they do not like the verdict
This so called forensic expert is working for Local 6 and is pushing his “no sales to date” book.
What happened, and why, is not the issue. Regardless of what Zimmerman and martin did or said before the shots were fired is irrelevant, immaterial, and not germane.
What is important is that Martin was on top of Zimmerman and slamming Zimmerman's head against a concrete sidewalk. Said act IS justification for shooting Martin. Had Florida not been intimidated by activist blacks from Sharpton to Obama, this case would have never been filed.
Humm, retired Jacksonville detective, coincidence, exactly where the prosecutor is from.
Smells pretty dirty doesn't it.
If you read the article is appears that the forensic evidence supports Zimmerman's claim. Sheer speculation based on a bogus reenactment supposedly "casts doubt" on it. How does this guy know how fast Zimmerman was walking/jogging to keep up with Martin?
The "timeline" assumes (without disclosure) all clocks on cellphones, computers and other electronic devices were synchronized, and that that they retraced the exact routes step for step with the exact same speeds and hesitations that Zimmerman and Martin enacted.
The angle and range of the gunshot wound is much harder to fabricate without discovery, so the "investigator" gave that to Zimmerman, as he would be caught trying to falsify that.
What he could manipulate is the overlapping timelines of the electronic devices because they are all incomplete and not synchronized. It's impossible to PROVE falsification.
The prosecution sent out trayvon’s cell phone to retreive its’ internal logs. The phone came back missing the 24 hours surrounding this incident.
What's important is that Martin was on top of Zimmerman beating his head into the concrete when he was shot -- and those last 45 seconds when he was calling for help and none came.
Knox should know that. This backs up Zimmerman's self defense claim -- period.
Mark Omara Press Conference Right After the Pre-trial Hearing - Feb 5, 2013
And he's not revealing the exact time frame...cuz he doesn't know....
Maybe I'll go back to where he's calling in from his truck and giving directions as to where he is.
This time thing is only cr** to confuse the jury. It doesn't change anything.
Florida’s Attorney General is Pam Bondi, who loudly proclaimed her friendship with Shyster Crump, the black lawyer representing the Martin family as head lawyer of their “Scheme Team” collection of race baiting alwyers.
While one must give AG Bondi a break for indulging her “Inner Blond”, the fact remains that Bondi was, is, and probably will continue to pander regarding teh Zimmerman case.
If black race baiters such as Sharpton, Crump, and Obama want to start race riots over Zimmerman killing an attacker who was slamming Zimmerman’s head against a concrete sidewalk - let it begin here in Florida.
We Floridians are not about to stand for any weakening of the Stand Your Ground Law or infringement of the Second Amendment.
As for the racial aspect of the fatal shooting of Martin, the fact is Floridians (and the rest of white Americans) are through with allowing blacks, Hispanics(or even ‘Little Green Men’) to justify attacks on us because of “Slavery”, “Gimme Reparations”, “Obama won”, “it’s out turn to oppress crackers” - or any reason whatsoever.
As Roman Law put it, “Force may be met with force.”
Even considering Bondi’s possible Mulligan by virtue of claiming a “Blond Moment”, there is a clear conflict of interest and an appearance of impropriety/prejudice due to Bondi’s fawning over Crump.
I hope Martin sues all the miscreants involved in the malicious presecution of his case, not just the Presstitutes in the media.
Thanks for posting.
Of course noone would ever walk someplace, looking for someone, not find them, and stop while looking for them.
Oh. Someone might stop and look.
That consideration moves the timeline from ‘inaccurate’ and therefore ‘false’ to ‘irrelevant for determining times to that degree of accuracy’
I hope Zimmerman does.
Notice that O’Mara says that there was a camera at the Crump/DeeDee interview. “We know that”.
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