Let’s imagine just for argument’s sake, that Zimmerman had a previous encounter with Martin who must have visited the complex before, and that Zimmerman was set on a revenge and murdered the kid in cold blood.
What do you think his statements would have been afterwards? He wouldn’t say that he shot the kid in self-defense? Ignore the above - WHEN would he not say that he did shoot the kid in self defense?
All we know in this case for certain are the 999 recordings and the police report. EVERYTHING ELSE is pure Rashomon, witnesses, killer’s statements (especially!), it’s all speculation and conjecture.
Yes, if George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, he would have an incentive to lie. The facts are, though, that nothing in the physical evidence contradicts his statements.
What I find particularly telling is his unsolicited statement to the police, shortly after their arrival: I called for help, but nobody came.
This is collaborated by the tapes. The Martin partisans have been saying that it was Martin calling for help. It would take a sociopath genius to come up with the idea of saying that he was calling for help when it was the other guy.
People are innocent in this country until proved guilty. I do not see any proof that contradicts George Zimmermans statements.
I suspect that Trayvon Martin saw George Zimmerman following him, and was scared. But, instead of getting away, he saw a chance to attack someone he saw as a threat, and took it.
Now you are really off the wall. Time to hang it up, Sherlock. This is real life, not Murder she Wrote.