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The Orlando Sentinel has reported that Mr. Zimmerman told police that he and Trayvon exchanged words before the teen punched him in the nose and began banging his head on the ground. He says he cried out for help. Trayvon’s parents said their son made the pleas for help.
Witness accounts differ, and 911 recordings in which the voices are heard are not clear.
The parents’ attorney, Ben Crump, said the negative reports that are being leaked about Trayvon are making Mr. Zimmerman look like the victim and Trayvon as the suspect.
Trayvon’s parents initiated the campaign to draw national attention to their son’s death with an online petition calling for Mr. Zimmerman’s arrest. Their son’s death quickly caught fire through social media and then drew national media focus. His parents have since attended rallies in Florida and appeared on national television shows.
Chris Serino, the lead detective on the case, expressed doubts around Zimmerman's account of the shooting, according to ABC News. Serino filed an affidavit on the night of the shooting in which he said that he was unconvinced of Zimmerman's version of events.
Serino told MSNBC Tuesday night that he was not at liberty to discuss the case, but he feels very encouraged by the new investigation into the shooting, and he was "looking forward to the truth coming out."
Originally posted by Xtrozero
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by DJW001
No evidence ever surfaced that the jewelry was stolen
Who is spinning and jumping to conclusions now?
The miami herald and you. A teenage boy has a backpack with bunches of jewlery that isn't his AND a burglery tool. How many teenage boys do you know who have a backpack full of jewlery that doesn't belong to them and burglery tools stuffed in their locker ?? It's stolen property. But whatever ... believe what you want.
What is concidered a burglery tool? I guess the part that gets me and seems like a made up story to justifiy the shooting is Zimmerman saying the boy punched and knocked him to the ground, then jumped on him and started to bang his head on the ground. So with all that going on Zimmerman was able to get his gun out of his pocket and then somehow reach around to shoot Trayvon in the chest.
edit on 27-3-2012 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Blaine91555
In the end if the shooter was in the wrong, then by all means lock him up and throw away the key, but after a trial. It could be that both of these people had issues that contributed to the outcome. An overly aggressive wanna be Cop runs head on into a pubescent full of rage. There are many possibilities.
One thing that is for sure is we have a legal system for a reason and that vigilantism and hate always lead to a bad end where everyone loses.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by Freenrgy2
A black person did a terrible, stupid thing...that must mean Trayvon's death is justified, right?
Oh and of course it justifies being racist too.
edit on 28-3-2012 by Kali74 because: (no reason given)