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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Per Zimmerman (and he re-enacts it), Martin slid his hand down Zimmerman's side, Zimmerman pinned it again Zimmerman's side with his elbow/upper arm. Zimmerman drew the gun and shot Martin.
Under the scenario he describes and demonstrates, Martin's DNA should not have been on the grip of Zimmerman's handgun.
You can watch the video here
Did they find Martin’s DNA on Zimmerman’s head where Martin was slamming said head into the pavement?
Exactly...they are jury tampering long before a jury is even in play.
They are probably hoping to so damn Zimmerman with this kind of meaningless stuff, that he will feel he has to plead guilty to a lesser charge than 2nd degree murder.
I get the impression Z believed T suddenly realized Z had a gun on him and he knew at that point it was either him or T, and he was able to get the gun and fire it before T could do anything about it. He did say that T said “you’re gonna die tonight” about the same time he realized his gun had been exposed.
IIRC, he also said T said something like, “you got me”, when he shot him. Then of course, T died.
The “no other dna on Z’s gun” thing is a total red herring.
My mistake — from here in the Orlando Slantinel:
And to lead the public into believing something that doesn't matter an use it falsely as an "implication."
Didn't know that DNA was present in fingerprints. Sure, if Trayvon had been scraped by the moving slide, you'd expect to see some DNA in the bits of skin - but there are lots of variables.
I'd like to see info on basic forensic work such as gunshot residue patterns, before they start discussing this CSI stuff.
Ok, thanks. I wonder why the AP didn’t include what Zimmerman supposedly said in their article? Maybe the information in the Orlando Sentinel is bogus?
You recall correctly. I believe there was also a bruise on GZ chest from the slide slamming back. That would also prohibit it from fully cycling and loading another round.
IMHO The lack of TM DNA on the grip or holster means little.
I have apparently missed the point of the story.
They found the owner of the weapon and holster’s DNA on the weapon and holster. The owner (GZ) said they were his and that he used them to shoot the attacker.
Did they check the gun and holster for Nancy Pelosi’s DNA too? What are they trying to tell us? That the attacker never touched the gun or the holster? Did someone suggest Martin had?
APObama and YahooObama are simply polluting the potential jury pool, or barring that, spinning up public outrage over Saint Skittles, with the end result being the Stand Your Ground Law and the Castle Doctrine get overturned, providing court precedent to get these laws overturned in other states and therefore gutting the 2nd Amendment without the mess of a Constitutional Convention.
And that’s all there ever is, or was, to this case.
If there are feral black race riots nationwide as a result of the trial, that’s a twofer.
It means your Saint George may be lying thjrough his white hispanic teeth.
Apparently Z stated T "reached" for the gun according to the article from the OS. Link: Post #24
Sounds like you and the AP love to stretch the bounds of reality by false implication to try to convince dolts Zimmerman is lying.
Not only does this NOT prove he's lying, it proves his account jives with the available evidence.
I also put it over here:
Personally I don’t care about who did what to whom. I could care less if GZ is acquitted or convicted. Its no skin off my nose.
But I’m willing to let the case work its way through the system....like its supposed to.
I just like pulling the chains of some of yinz who seeingly automatically support the “white hispanic” because his “assailant” was a young black kid...and we all know they’re all hoodlums and dealers. (/s for the last half-sentence.)
You admit what we already know, you troll threads throughout FR, not with sincere posts or conservative purpose, but to bait, bomb throw, and inflame, to troll, to play with while "pulling the chains" of freepers.
The majority of the people on this site support Mr. Zimmerman because of the facts known. The skin color of either participant is irrelevant to most people here as it pertains to whether or not Mr. Zimmerman was justified in using lethal force against the deceased.
However, that is certainly not true of those in this country who are determined to curtail our rights one way or another, and in particular those who are obsessed with seeing Mr. Zimmerman found guilty of any possible charge that will stick. Those despicable people are all to eager to use “race” as a tool to “get their way”.