Skip to comments.Tests only identify Zimmerman's DNA on handgun
Posted on 09/19/2012 8:30:22 AM PDT by sirchtruth
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Forensic tests made public Wednesday show that George Zimmerman's was the only DNA that could be identified on the grip of the gun used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The results rule out Martin's DNA from being on the gun's grip. Zimmerman's DNA also was identified on the gun's holster, but no determination could be made as to whether Martin's DNA was on the gun's holster, according to the report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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This is BS! Why could "No Determination" be made? What does that mean?
Yes , interesting, but may only be selective (source is AssPress). Did they test any /residuals remains found on the slide or barrel?
IIRC, some FReepers have postulated that M had his hand(s) on the slide and the weapon did not cycle. That would explain the “as found” empty chamber.
So he could have been reaching for the gun; we don’t know. What we do know is Zimmerman can claim self-defense from the beating he was taking anyway. That is, with evudence of his injuries and lacking contrary evidence about who started the fight or at what point the decision to shoot was made.
Did Zimmerman claim he touched the gun?
And I’m sure they only found Zimmerman’s DNA through blood samples in the grass and sidewalk where Martin had been using Z’s head as a basketball.
I don’t think Z said that T got his hands on the gun.
I think what Z recalled is that as he struggled against his attacker, his concealed weapon became exposed, and it was at that point T said to him, “you’re gonna die tonight”, but Z was able to get the gun and fire it before T could stop him or get the gun himself.
That’s what I though. So why is the story written as if it was expected that Martin’s DNA would be on the gun. There is no reason that it should have been.
In hindsight, Zimmerman should have rubbed the gun handle in Trayvon’s hand I guess. If only he would have known that he was going to be railroaded.
AP of course expects us to believe ZIMMERMAN IS GUILTY by this irrelevant revelation.
Zimmermann's version does not entail Martin grabbing the weapon or a struggle for the weapon.
Zimmermann is not saying: "We struggled over the weapon and it accidentally went off, I didn't mean to shoot him." He is saying: "I shot him in self-defense."
So if what you’re saying is accurate (and I’m sure it is) then this story doesn’t mean squat.
He said that he "reached" for his gun. He never said that he "touched" it.
So if I pick up and handle something hundreds of times, and someone else only touches it (or grabs for it) once,....
It is shocking that only my DNA is found on the item.
Hmmmm.... Sounds like MSM logic to me.
The AP and Yahoo are just trying to make people think this makes a difference somehow! I don't think Zimmerman claimed Martin touched the gun.
Zimmerman says Martin had been on top of him, slamming his head against the ground and smothering his mouth and nose with his hand and arm when he grabbed his gun from a holster on his waist before Martin could get it.He shot the teenager once in the chest.
Why is this even news, AP?
DUH.. This headline is answering a question that was never asked.. Who cares what the limited fingerprint evidence shows after we saw the damage that was OBVIOUS on Zimmerman’s head and face..
To my knowledge Zim never said Tre touched the gun or holster so the findings are consistent with Zim’s testimony but largely irrelevent.
this story says only ON THE GRIP. So why the selective testing? The fact they do not test on the rest of the gun is suspect. If the gun was tested w/o the defense expert present there is a surpression and spoiliation of evidence supression motion(s) inevitable.
This is typical law enforcement BS. If Zimmerman had the gun in hand on the grip to shoot how in the hell would that prove anything. Was Martin’s prints on the rest of the gun? Does America has the dumbest law enforcement in the world or was this info provided to the MSM just for the fun of it.
Where did this come from? I could not find this in the article.