Skip to comments.Zimmerman tells cops Trayvon Martin reached for his gun as police tapes released(FL)
Posted on 06/21/2012 10:36:43 AM PDT by marktwain
Accused murderer George Zimmerman reenacted for cops how Trayvon Martin allegedly jumped him and reached for his gun, painting the unarmed Florida teen as the aggressor in the deadly encounter.
Zimmerman led Sanford police through every step of the infamous showdown, one day after he blew away Martin during a Feb. 26 shooting thats landed the neighborhood watch volunteer in jail, charged with murder, according to ABC News.
The dramatic blow-by-blow was made public today by defense lawyers, in the most detailed statement yet attributed to Zimmerman.
"He said 'Yo you got a problem?'" Zimmerman mimicked Martin to cops at the scene of the crime. "And I turned around and said 'Naw I don't have a problem man.'"
Zimmerman continued: "He said 'You got a problem now' ... and he punched me in the face."
The defendant claimed Martin gained the upper hand and start pummeling him mercilessly.
"My head was on the cement and he kept slamming it and slamming it," Zimmerman said.
"It felt like my head was going to explode and I felt I was going to lose consciousness."
That's when, Zimmerman claimed, Martin spotted the volunteer's gun.
"I feel like he saw it," Zimmerman said. "He looked at it and he said 'You're going to die tonight mother f--ker and he reached for it."
It was in that kill-or-be-killed moment, Zimmerman said, that he acted in self-defense.
"And I grabbed it and I just grabbed my firearm and shot him," the defendant told cops.
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Please post TM’s version of the events that led to GZ killing him and then we can talk about it.
Thanks for corroborating what we knew your response would be to anything with corroborated facts in it.
Please post TMs version of the events that led to GZ killing him and then we can talk about it.
Are you claiming that Treyvon was not a liar and a sneak with a history of theft, drugs and violence?
Here are the facts. Treyvon Martin received multiple school suspensions for fighting, theft and drug related offenses. he was on a school suspension when he was wandering the housing complex. No amount of Media misconduct can alter the reality of these facts.
Here’s a little friendly advice. If you don’t want to die a thug’s death, don’t live a thug’s lifestyle. It’s that easy. It’s just too bad nobody said this to TM.
Speaking of self-serving.
BTW, DeeDee’s interview is what Corey based her affidavit on. The link to the audio of it is on this page as well as a transcription.
No, sparky. The conversation is about GZ’s statement and what we already know about his character, that he is a liar and a sneak with a documented history of violence. The guy is a loser and a punk. I wouldn’t take his uncorroborated word for anything.
You might add the weapon they found in his school backpack to your list of facts.
I don't let Alinski disciples set the rules of discourse. They tend to be liberal and hypocritical (how redundant). Therefore, you don't get to “frame the argument.”
We know that your little buddy Treyvon was a liar and a sneak with a documented history of violence and theft. Had he lived and not changed his ways he would have soon left the school system for the prison system.
No matter how many loony lefties anguish over "poor little saint trey" and claim he's watching from heaven, they will never change the fact that he lived as a thug and died a thug's death.
That is a devastating interview and should make everyone wonder about Corey and De La Rionda's competency and agenda.
Their indictment had only two legs to stand on -- and one of them is this unbelievable interview that makes one wonder if she wasn't coached by Crump and De La Rionda -- but she just didn't get it and couldn't remember what she was supposed to say. I doubt she will ever take the witness stand because this wobbly interview will then be placed into evidence and it may very well end De La Rionda's career.
The one thing that the defense may seize upon in this interview is that she said that Trayvon ran fast enough and long enough to be breathing heavily. Since he had about a 30 second head start on Zimmerman and the house he was staying in was only about a minute away, the fleet-footed younger leaner Trayvon would or should have been halfway home before the slower heavier older George even got started after him.
There are two minutes between the time that Zimmerman gets out of the vehicle and his 911 call ends without incident. Where was Trayvon during this 2 minute period of time??? Why wasn't he home??? He had plenty of time to get home -- if he was actually scared as the prosecution alleges. But the indisputable timeline here makes mincemeat of their narrative.
How could the slower George have gotten anywhere near him -- unless the faster Trayvon turned around at some point and came back, or stopped to hide and wait for him. Dee Dee did indicate that he did get to his father's house in one answer -- but then the prosecutor changes the subject. He doesn't want to hear that Trayvon may have made it home and then went back, because that makes him the potential aggressor.
There are and were a whole bunch of questions that should have been asked. The prosecution went out of its way to avoid them for fear of her answers, but it still stepped in it big time. They are in big trouble in this case, and this Dee Dee interview proves it.
I speculated about this right after the date of this event.
In fact, if Martin had tried to grab a cops gun, they would have shot him 10-20 times.
Bet the rent.
Iced tea and Skillets candy...Al Sharpton:
What are you talking about?
Since he can't talk, there is a thing called physical evidence.
Are you suggesting all Zims wounds are somehow fabricated?
Besides the gunshot wound and minor left finger abrasion can you describe all the wounds to Martin?
In fact everything Zim has said, corroborates with the physical evidence and what the witnesses said.
Let's see what ya got.
Take your time here.
Actually there is more than that.
It's a thing called physical evidence which appears to be consistent with Zims version of events. Do you have a different version of events, with different physical evidence?
I'd like to hear about it.
People who believe Zimmerman is guilty aren’t looking at the available fact and evidence.
They refuse to. Like my liberal friends who think Zim is guilty, they go out of their way to ignore the available evidence...witnesses, police report, documented injuries, Zimmerman’s statement and the validation of all of the above by each other as a whole.
If you have proof about that (how the fight started) then please post it. And, sorry, GZ's own self-serving statements are not proof.
“You know full well that GZ’s injuries show nothing but the fact that he can’t fight (but sure can scream) and was getting his ass kicked.”
Interestingly, this is often cited by my liberal female friends...lol. It seems now, they are all for “survival of the fittest”, which is rather ironic considering their love of government assistance.
Actually there is more than that.
It's a thing called physical evidence which appears to be consistent with and corroborates Zims version of events. Do you have a different version of events, with different physical evidence?
I'd like to hear about it.
You know full well that GZ's injuries show nothing but the fact that he can't fight (but sure can scream)
Well, that's all I needed to hear from you detective.
See tag line below.
You know full well that GZ's injuries show nothing but the fact that he can't fight
Lets hope Prosecutor Corey with her political agenda uses this as evidence against Zim.
That should be good for some laughs.
Thank you for acknowledging that TM was the assailant, and GZ was screaming for help.
They prove nothing at all about how the fight started.
If you continue hitting someone who is "getting his ass kicked" and screaming for help because he can't fight, as you acknowledge, and you don't stop, then it makes you the assailant.
Plenty of guys start stuff then get beat down because they bit off more than they could chew.
You're obviously referring to Trayvon here, right???
If you have proof about that (how the fight started) then please post it.
No need to -- you just admitted it. A guy who can't fight would certainly not start a fight. But Trayvon had fight club experience.
The injuries of “The Great and Wonderfully Pristine St Trey the Innocent” show that he was a thug who died after receiving a gun shot wound at close range while bashing another man's head against the pavement.
See, we both can play these games! Ain't they fun?
By the way, do you know where I can get a bobble head of St Trey? I'd like to add him to my bobble head saints collection. I think I'll put him right next to St Rachel Corrie of Pancake.
It was a huge mistake for Zimmerman to do this video. Can’t believe his attorney would allow him to do it.