George Zimmerman’s Police Report: Trayvon Martin Approached Him From Behind, Bashed His Head Against Sidewalk
The Orlando Sentinel has released George Zimmerman‘s account of the fight that occurred between him and 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on the night of February 26th, before Zimmerman eventually shot and killed the teen.
According to Zimmerman’s account to police, he had been walking back towards his SUV when Martin approached him from behind. The two “exchanged words” before Martin punched Zimmerman in the nose. Zimmerman fell to the ground, where, he says, Martin proceeded to beat him, bashing his head against the sidewalk:
Zimmerman has not spoken publicly about what happened, but that night, Feb. 26, and in later meetings he described and re-enacted for police what he says happened.
In his version of events, he had turned around and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from behind, the two exchanged words then Trayvon punched him in the nose, sending him to the ground, and began beating him.
Zimmerman told police he shot the teenager in self-defense.
Just this morning, Joe Oliver, a friend of Zimmerman’s for several years, told Fox News that the “biggest problem” with the case is that all the facts surrounding that night had not been released to the public, adding that it is “an issue of, at some point, someone was going to die.”
Zimmerman has been silent and out of the public eye in the wake of all the publicity and attention his case has garnered, although his lawyer has previously told CNN that his client’s nose had been broken by Martin the night of the 26th. An anonymous witness had also told an Orlando station that he had seen Martin beating Zimmerman.
You can read the full report at the Orlando Sentinel.
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