I’m trapped home ill today, and used the time to listen to the newly released evidence in the George Zimmerman. The off-duty florida Neighborhood Watch volunteer shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February.
The evidence released is a compendium of Zimmerman’s written statement, an video-taped walk through of events the media insists upon calling a re-enactment, and a series of audio interviews with two Sanford Police investigators. When added to the 183-pages of discovery evidence previously released, it suggests that claims from Martin family attorney’s that the SPD did not conduct a through investigation was nothing more or less than a lie.
There were two moderately significant inconsistencies revealed between Zimmerman’s statements and the various 911 and emergency calls.
- Zimmerman claims Martin was attempting to smother him by covering his nose and mouth with his hands, but there apparently wasn’t any of Zimmerman’s blood on Trayvon’s hands noted in the Medical Examiner’s report.
- 911 call with Zimmerman’s voice repeatedly screaming for help in the background directly before the shot is inconsistent with Zimmerman’s claim of being smothered.
SPD Investigator Serino also thought that Zimmerman’s wounds would have been more severe than they were, but that is more a matter of his professional opinion than facts.
These inconsistencies are possibly worth continuing an investigation, but one thing is abundantly clear; none of the new details provided or inconsistencies revealed remotely support the Murder 2 charges filed against Zimmerman by Prosecutor Angela Corey.
She either has a bombshell she is holding in reserve, or conducted an entirely political prosecution based more on racial politics than facts.