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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But if it’s interrupted by a gunshot it can’t be considered deadly because it didn’t result in death :)
Zimmerman started the fight when he approached the kid and chased him.
Stop making stuff up, the girls statement is in the police report.
Is there a requirement, a constitutional obligation that says he has to help? And what did this late-blooming witness do to help? Anything?
How much are the race baiters paying her for her testimony?
This situation is already confusing enough, with fact, fiction, opinion and deliberate misinformation all rolled into one.
The Internet is great. But those of us who depend upon it for our news of the world have to surrender the simplicity of allowing the MSM to frame issues and debates for us.
We have to do the validation ourselves, and it is often difficult or impossible to do so. But it is the burden we accept, those of us who take it seriously must do our due diligence, which means not blindly accepting a source of info, even if (or especially if) that source is CBS news or the like.
I am not an LEO. There are good cops, and there are bad ones. Clean ones and corrupt ones. Competent ones, and incompetent ones. Emotional angry ones, and calm professional ones.
I think they have a tough job, though I admit I don’t feel that way when I see them being paid double-pay on a detail watching a team of four guys working one shovel in a hole.
Bottom line, the cops had no reason to cover this up. They arrived on the scene, questioned people, and I would guess Zimmerman’s account meshed with that of several of the people they interviewed, and they determined that it was self-defense and didn’t arrest Zimmerman.
I think an investigation is fine, but the problem is, there are going to be people who are going to have an account or opinion to suit their predispositions. I personally think this blonde woman they interviewed is an example of that.
The waters are so muddied and the situation is so charged (deliberately, and I think, maliciously for racial and political purposes) that the truth will not be known.
What part of the Constitution makes the Due Process Clauses of either the Fifth or Fourteenth Amendments applicable to individuals?
“So, if Trayvon Martin feared for his life because he was being followed by a suspicious man, does he have the right to fight back?”
The eyewitness didn’t see it your way. Had he, the cops would have arrested Zimmerman on the spot.
I agree with you. The cops know what happened and that’s why Zimmerman wasn’t detained. Now they are under tremendous pressure by the black community, MSM, and Sharpton and Co to change the facts.
Apparently the Black Panthers have a 10K bounty on Zimmerman’s head.
I find this whole thing disgusting.
“Try being on the receiving end of someone sitting you and pummeling you face before you decide if was non-deadly.”
Thank you, TAS!!!!
Why is Zimmerman going to jail? The eyewitness said that Zimmerman was heading back to his vehicle when he was attached and beaten by the kid.
And you have the account of a “girl friend”, the contents of the conversation known only to her. Do you dispute that?
If there is someone unknown in my neighborhood, I reserve the right and have the right to question people. They may not like it and refuse to answer, but as far as I know, this is still America and there is no law that prohibits me from questioning anyone about anything.
Asking an unknown person what they are doing walking through your neighborhood (a neighborhood with a known crime problem) is not “starting an altercation”. The key here is the initialization of a physical altercation, and all official accounts point to Martin being the aggressor in that respect.
“Once you have the victim subdued, you cannot use deadly force.”
I’m assuming you’re not trying to intimate that Zimmerman subdued Martin and THEN shot him?
Now, that doesn't preclude the possibility that the authorities will bend to the faux outrage coming from the black community over this incident and eventually indict him, but that remains to be seen. Also, I would point out that more facts may come to light and Zimmerman may be in trouble for something none of us even know at this point that has yet to surface.
In any case, once again, your assertions are absurd and I hope you can understand that your reasoning is fundamentally flawed from several angles.
Read about Cutcher’s “changed” 911 tape: she was “hiding upstairs”.. have you heard/read it (Cutcher’s 911 tape)? I can’t find it...
Of what crime will he be convicted? Please post the Florida statute.
How many more thugs do you want walking down your street in your neighborhood before you decide to do something?
Be careful in your answer. I live in that situation now.