posted on May, 23 2012 @ 06:20 PM
This thread is not about the guilt or innocence of Zimmerman.
I just finished reading an article in the Huffington Post that outlines the testimony of the witnesses. During the original interviews, information
was provided and then in the subsequent interviews, the information changed for the worse for Zimmerman.
My first thoughts were the reckless reporting by the MSM and how the entire case was blown up to make Zimmerman look guilty (whether he is or isn't is
NOT THE POINT).
Is it possible that the stories changed due to what the witnesses heard and read on TV/Internet? Could they have been influenced by the popular
Could it have been threats from people or the prosecution?
Is it possible that they were paid off to keep this story alive and dividing us?
I would think the most important interviews would be the ones that took place directly after the situation went down. I don't know that, though. Can
someone who is a LEO or investigator give us some insight to this?
Please DO NOT make this case about Zimmerman or Trayvon, but about the witnesses testimony and the reasons for the change.
I really want to hear everyone's opinion on the matter.
Details about the witness testimony and changes below.
A young woman who lives in the Retreat at Twin Lakes community, where Trayvon was shot, was interviewed twice by Sanford police and once by the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
She told authorities that she had taken out her contact lenses just before the incident. In her first recorded interview with Sanford police four days
after the shooting, she told lead Investigator Chris Serino, "I saw two guys running. Couldn't tell you who was in front, who was behind."
She stepped away from her window, and when she looked again, she "saw a fistfight. Just fists. I don't know who was hitting who."
A week later, she added a detail when talking again to Serino: During the chase, the two figures had been 10 feet apart.
That all changed when she was reinterviewed March 20 by an FDLE agent. That time, she recalled catching a glimpse of just one running figure, she told
FDLE Investigator John Batchelor, and she heard the person more than saw him.
"I couldn't tell you if it was a man, a woman, a kid, black or white. I couldn't tell you because it was dark and because I didn't have my contacts on
or glasses. … I just know I saw a person out there."
Witness 12 was interviewed on March 20, saying she "didn't know which one" was on top of the other during the scuffle. Six days later, she said she
was sure it was Zimmerman on top, the Sentinel reported.
Witness 6 lived close to where the incident occurred. On the night of the shooting, he told investigators that Martin was on top, "just throwing down
blows on the guy, MMA-style," the paper reported. He also noted that Zimmerman was calling for help. But three weeks later, the witness said he wasn't
sure who was calling for help.
Witness 13 said he spotted Zimmerman with "blood on the back of his head," he told police. Zimmerman allegedly told the witness that Martin "was
beating up on me, so I had to shoot him." In two interviews after that one a month later, the witness described Zimmerman's demeanor as nonchalant,
"... More like, 'Just tell my wife I shot somebody' like it was nothing."
5/23/2012 by freakjive because: (no reason given)