Skip to comments.Witness: Zimmerman 'Never ... Tried To Help' Trayvon Martin
Posted on 03/25/2012 12:30:48 PM PDT by Steelfish
Witness: Zimmerman 'Never ... Tried To Help' Trayvon Martin
By NBC News, msnbc.com staff and news services
A woman who says she and her roommate witnessed the final moments of Trayvon Martin's life told Dateline NBC that George Zimmerman had "his hands pressed on his back" and "never turned him over or tried to help him."
Zimmerman's lawyer, when shown part of the interview being aired Sunday night on Dateline, emphasized that his client would be claiming self-defense.
"I think there were efforts made to render aid to Trayvon," Craig Sonner told NBC's TODAY show.
Mary Cutcher told Dateline that she and her roommate both saw Zimmerman "straddling the body, basically a foot on both sides of Trayvon's body, and his hands pressed on his back."
Cutcher added that Zimmerman told her and her roommate to call the police. "Zimmerman never turned him over or tried to help him or CPR or anything," Cutcher said.
Sonner also reiterated what he had said in recent days, that Zimmerman suffered a broken nose and a gash to the back of his head.
A friend of Zimmerman's who appeared on TODAY with Sonner added that Zimmerman, 28, was distraught over the teen's death.
"Right after the shooting he couldn't stop crying," said Joe Oliver, who is African American and a former TV reporetr and anchor in Orlando.
Zimmerman has not been charged in the Feb. 26 shooting that has ignited racial tensions and raised questions about the Sanford police's handling of the case. Martin was black, and Zimmerman's father is white and his mother is Hispanic.
In a separate interview Sunday, Oliver said that "I'm a black male and all that I know is that George has never given me any reason whatsoever to believe he has anything against people of color.''
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“Mary Cutcher told Dateline that she and her roommate both saw Zimmerman straddling the body, basically a foot on both sides of Trayvons body, and his hands pressed on his back.
My understanding (which is consistent with the use of the word “body”) is that the situation being described by Cutcher took place AFTER the shooting. A witness (”John”) described Martin being on top of Zimmerman punching him in the face prior to the shooting (consistent with Zimmerman’s facial wounds).
Constitution...Rule of Law...Due Process...Innocent Until Proven Guilty. America.
Wasn’t Trayvon dead at this point? How do you help a dead man?
If someone has me pinned to the ground, already broken my nose, and is still pummeling me, I’ll do any and EVERYTHING to stop him.
I imagine he's pretty high on adrenaline at this point. I have no idea what his skills and training are, as far as first aid in a life threatening trauma. Most people are taught to not move the person around, as that has a risk of aggravating injury.
“How do you help a dead man?”
If the stiff is Osama Bin Laden, you give him a quick burial at sea.
Why would Zimmerman be doing this to someone who is already dead?
Ignore jacknhoo - it’s just stirring the pot for entertainment.
I guess no one has ever been beaten to death with fists?
Whether an attack is life threatening or not is dependent on the victims immediate thoughts and perceptions. So when is he allowed to shoot, before or after he goes unconcious, leaving him with no protection?
Zimmerman should have never gotten out of his vehicle, but that doesnt mean he should be beaten to a pulp or worse.
Spend a couple of nights in the hood without a weapon and report back to me...if you can.....
Do you think Zimmerman can get an impartial jury and a fair trial now?
Yep! Help the Perp? No way I will help the Perp! Unless he is in my house bleeding out on the carpet. Then I am headed toward the shower curtain to try and get him on it and off my carpet!
“Officer all I was trying to do was get him onto something where my wife and I could handle him to get him into my car so we could get him quickly to the ER. But darn he died!”
I think you might be right, r.
They have had plenty of time by now to cook up any story they want....there will, no doubt, be more.
Legislators openly disregard the Constitution with no ramifications.
I took an oath once that had the following verbiage about defending the Constitution: "...enemies foreign and domestic..."
Hopefully, all will become clear in the near future.
Were you there? If not, your assertion is based upon here-say and is irrelevant.
When the facts finally all come to light, perhaps you will be correct, but at this point in time you are being prejudicial towards Zimmerman out of ignorance, IMO.