Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin shooting: George Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him, then began hammering his head
Posted on 03/26/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT by kristinn
With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, authorities have revealed to the Orlando Sentinel.
That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say.
Zimmerman has not spoken publicly about what happened, but that night, Feb. 26, and in later meetings he described and re-enacted for police what he says happened.
In his version of events, he had turned around and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from behind, the two exchanged words then Trayvon punched him in the nose, sending him to the ground, and began beating him.
Zimmerman told police he shot the teenager in self-defense.
Police have been reluctant to provided details about all their evidence, but this is what they've disclosed to the Sentinel:
Zimmerman was on his way to the grocery store when he spotted Trayvon walking through his gated community.
Trayvon was visiting his father's fiancée, who lived there. He had been suspended from school in Miami after being found with an empty marijuana baggie. Miami schools have a zero-tolerance policy for drug possession.
Zimmerman called police and reported a suspicious person, describing Trayvon as black, acting strangely and perhaps on drugs.
Zimmerman got out of his SUV to follow Trayvon on foot. When a dispatch employee asked Zimmerman if he was following the 17-year-old, Zimmerman said yes. The dispatcher told Zimmerman he did not need to do that.
There is about a one-minute gap during which police say they're not sure what happened.
(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...
More details at the source link.
A Zimmerman family friend recently called on police to release more info about the case to cool things down. We'll see if this helps.
Thanks for the link. I’ve reposted the link on my blog.
This seals it. He WAS defending himself. As his friend said, it was either Zimmerman or Martin. One would live, one would die. Never bring a fist to a gun fight.
Interesting. Other reports indicated that he had assaulted a school bus driver.
Eventually, the truth will come out. A lot of what is being reported isn't worth spit.
Zimmerman will go down for Manslaughter.
This doesn’t seal it.
‘Zimmerman got out of his SUV to follow Trayvon on foot.’
That negates any self defense argument in my book.
I lost respect for LSM many years ago. The Duke Lacross didn't help. This case just sealed the deal for me. I won't watch any news.
Zimmerman then turned around and went back to his vehicle as told to do so and was approached from behind by Martin.
But how could such a helpless, young, 6’2” football player have been such a threat to Zimmerman? /s
Lawyers for Trayvon's family say it was Trayvon, but police say their evidence indicates it was Zimmerman.
This is a new twist. An earlier report says that Martin's father confirmed the voice crying for help was not Martin.
It should be fairly easy to confirm the truth with voice match technology.
Yep. Clearly self defense.
I was walking the other day and there were other people walking too.
If I attacked one of them... they wouldn’t have a right to self defense??
Zimmerman got out of his SUV to follow Trayvon on foot.
This troubles me. Sorry, it just does.
“Zimmerman got out of his SUV to follow Trayvon on foot.
That negates any self defense argument in my book.”
I guess I don’t understand your reasoning here. He didn’t (at least from this account)attack Trayvon it was the other way around... Does him getting out of his SUV make him “fair game”?
Very convenient twist if someone wants to prove a point. I believe the evidence points to Zimmerman yelling, the MSM can say whatever they want, post it to a thousand news sources and blogs, scream it from every rally - it doesn’t make it true.
Wow! It looks like all of Black America owes George Zimmerman an APOLOGY!
If you're black and they're white, then they have no rights whatever. Have at it! /Sharpton
The truth is starting to come out about the media’s “model student athlete” victim.
A fringe group, the New Black Panthers, have offered a $10,000 reward for his capture.
Fringe group? How about hate group! And no mention that the poster said "Wanted dead or alive"...no bias here.
I've seen reported elsewhere it was a 9MM semi-auto pistol. Surprised the left hasn't equipped the gun with a 30 shot magazine and "deadly" JHP or XTP ammo. Anything for the cause you know..