George Zimmerman Tries To Explain Why He Shot Trayvon Martin, 17

Tue, July 2, 2013 9:43am EDT by 26 Comments
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George Zimmerman was grilled by prosecutors in his second-degree murder trial on July 1. Prosecutors pointed out multiple inconsistencies in George’s statements about the tragic night that he shot Trayvon Martin dead.

George Zimmerman was hammered by prosecutors over his inconsistent statements to police about the events that led to him shooting and killing Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012. The emotional trial about the death of the teen, who only had skittles in his pocket, made for a tough day for George, who’s been charged with second degree murder.

George Zimmerman Trial — Jury Asked To Weigh Inconsistencies

The prosecution is hoping that George’s discrepancies will help convince the jury that George, 29, profiled Trayvon before killing him, The Los Angeles Times reports.

However, on Monday July 1, the defense got officials to agree that George was being helpful with police and that the inconsistent statements could be a result of him going through a traumatic event.

George Zimmerman’s Inconsistencies

George maintains he shot Trayvon in self-defense after the teenager allegedly attacked him. But some differences from his original statements may come back to bite him. For example, George originally said that after he called Sanford police to report Trayvon, a police dispatcher had asked him, “Can you get to somewhere where you can see him?” Yet, in the call played in court, the dispatcher is heard telling George to stay away and let police handle the situation.

Furthermore, George said he was violently attacked by Trayvon. “Somehow he got on top of me. … That’s when I started screaming for help,” George originally said to police, adding that the teenager punched him in the nose. George also said that Trayvon slammed his head against the sidewalk, 25 times or more. “You’re going to die tonight,” George said Trayvon told him. However, George’s injuries, a bloody nose and two lacerations on the back of his head, seem less severe than what one would expect from such a violent attack.

What do YOU think of George’s inconsistent accounts of what happened, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he’s guilty?

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mike toto

Posted at 9:00 AM on July 14, 2013  

one I speak coz am like TM…two Gz should’ve left the situation for the police n since he didn’t….he too should be SHOT for shooting other…

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janet rosario

Posted at 11:27 PM on July 13, 2013  

every one that voting that he was right about what he did it is sad because that like saying you do not have the right to go out in the dark and buy something REALLY

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Janeen Alley

Posted at 10:48 PM on July 13, 2013  

Just as shocking as Casey Anthony being found Not Guilty!! What is wrong with the Floridians? So they see nothing wrong with someone murdering another one of their citizens? When clearly the police dispatcher told George Zimmerman to “let the police handle the situation”, Zimmerman gets out of his car and KILLS a teenager!!!! The Martin family will never have justice!

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billie

Posted at 8:48 AM on July 3, 2013  

i live in europe so only go by what is reported in my local news, unfortunately the trial isn’t big news over here.

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JojoLives

Posted at 11:09 PM on July 25, 2013  

Nor should it be,it’s actually not big news to Americans with a brain either. Quite simple, really. If you act like a thug like Trayvon, you end up dead. If not at the hands of a George Zimmerman, then at the hands of the police. The black males here have a very short life span.

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billie

Posted at 8:42 AM on July 3, 2013  

i also heard the same story as louise ie.. jumping over fence into gated area, it’s only natural to ask why he would do that.

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billie

Posted at 8:34 AM on July 3, 2013  

if the prossecutors wan’t a trial that ends with an execution they should at least get a jury that supports the death penalty.

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billie

Posted at 8:20 AM on July 3, 2013  

i think angel blue was answering drea about t-shirts being worn, explaining why she felt casey anthony was found not guilty.

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bokiluis

Posted at 7:15 AM on July 3, 2013  

Angel blue: so your point is?

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angel blue

Posted at 7:11 AM on July 3, 2013  

even the prosecutors admitted after the trial if the death penalty was removed then the outcome could have been different.

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angel blue

Posted at 7:07 AM on July 3, 2013  

casey anthony was found not guilty because members of the jury felt uncomfortable sending a young woman to execution.

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bokiluis

Posted at 9:01 PM on July 2, 2013  

It is very interesting that Heavy Z applied in vain to become a policemen in 3 different cities. I guess I need to understand the mindset of some Floridians because why for the life of Moses was Heavy Z walking around with a loaded gun? For a Sunday evening stroll? Heavy Z’s supporters conveniently lose sight of the fact that Trayvon Martin had an Arizona drink, those filled cans are heavy, and a box of Skittles, sugar can turn you into Butthead’s alter ego, Cornholio. I’m just sayin’.

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louise

Posted at 6:09 PM on July 2, 2013  

as for personal loss yes, a friend of mine was stabbed to death by racists 20 yrs ago aged 21, he is missed every day.

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louise

Posted at 5:59 PM on July 2, 2013  

showing photo’s of the accussed along side baby pictures of the deceased they knew full well what they were doing.

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louise

Posted at 5:50 PM on July 2, 2013  

i stand by what i said about the media, they know how to get a reaction out of the public and didn’t they just.

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louise

Posted at 5:36 PM on July 2, 2013  

that’s why i questioned why he would do that when most householders have guns.

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louise

Posted at 5:32 PM on July 2, 2013  

the press never said he lived in a gated community they said he jumped over a locked gate to take a short cut.

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louise

Posted at 3:24 PM on July 2, 2013  

it’s the media sh*t stirring it’s what the media does best. also celebs wearing t-shirts, not helping it shouldn’t be allowed.

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drea

Posted at 3:33 PM on July 2, 2013  

Kinda like people/celebs wearing shirts saying Casey Anthony is GUILTY!!! Hmmmm I see how that helped prosecute her. Good point!! haha

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louise

Posted at 3:18 PM on July 2, 2013  

they wan’t people to see an angelic face so the public will turn against the accussed. putting pressure on the jury.

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drea

Posted at 3:39 PM on July 2, 2013  

Read the case in its entirety, listen to the 911 call he made. This was a young man (yes, with tattoos) walking home (yes,the gated community he lived in with his father) from the gas station. I hope that you never have to suffer such loss as these parents have. FYI- what we see is not what the jury see’s in court. They have a responsibility and if for any reason the news, media or his picture makes them decide guilty or innocent (instead of looking at facts), well this country has lost what justice really means. Good luck on your closed box view!!! At the end of the day, its not about black or white, but right and wrong. Too bad this country still see’s color in 2013!!

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Suzanne Carlin

Posted at 12:50 PM on July 2, 2013  

WHY are the pictures of Trayvon Martin ONLY pictures of him several years younger than what he really was ???? He looked TOTALLY different; older; all tatted up ……when he died. WHY does the media only show the younger pictures of him ????

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ed moe

Posted at 4:26 PM on July 2, 2013  

maybe there aren’t any

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louise

Posted at 11:53 AM on July 2, 2013  

i do wonder why a black kid would walk through a gated community where 90% the residents are armed, a bit daft if you ask me.

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bokiluis

Posted at 7:18 AM on July 3, 2013  

Huh! So walking through a neighborhood is illegal or foolish. When did this country become Afghanistan?

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bokiluis

Posted at 10:29 AM on July 2, 2013  

Heavy Z is without question guilty. But in watching the trial, I fear he may get off and that won’t be pretty around this country riddled with high black unemployment (15%-17%) and a generation unfamiliar with the Civil Rights fight. That said, his smarmy lawyer does seem slicker than the prosecution. And don’t forget it is wracked out Florida. (For such a beautiful state geographically, its citizens and laws and corrupt governor remain quite disturbing to me……)

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