Posted April 19, 2012 by The Decider for Global Grind Staff
Now new details have been uncovered by the Daily Beast's Aram Roston,
who spoke with an unidentified source about the night Zimmerman was
questioned by Sanford police.
According to the source, Zimmerman told Sanford police investigators that Trayvon’s final words were ‘Okay, you got it.'
As reported by the Daily Beast:
A law-enforcement source familiar with Zimmerman’s
account, but not directly involved in the case, said that in his
statement to police, he said Martin’s final words after being shot were,
“Okay, you got it.”
According to The Daily Beast’s source, Zimmerman told police that
when he was on the ground, Martin straddled him, striking him, and then
tried to smother him.
Zimmerman claimed that he yelled for help, and that various neighbors
who peered out to see the fight from their backyards didn’t get
Zimmerman, the source said, told officers he was so paralyzed by fear
that he initially forgot he had a gun, but he said that after Martin
noticed his 9mm pistol, Zimmerman pulled it out of his belt holder and
fired one round, a hollow-point—the round that killed Martin.
Zimmerman told police that Martin’s last words after the shooting
were, “Okay, you got it," which he repeated twice, before turning and
falling face down on the ground.
The source continued:
Zimmerman told police he didn’t realize that Martin was
seriously injured, and that he lunged to get on top of him after the
teenager fell to the ground. Moments later, a police officer from
Sanford arrived, placed him in handcuffs and took his gun.
The law-enforcement source said Sanford police investigators
interviewed Zimmerman three times about the shooting. The last time
followed a walk-through of the shooting site. Afterward, three
detectives grilled Zimmerman at police headquarters in their most
thorough and hostile questioning, according to the source. They told
Zimmerman they didn’t believe him, the source said, and tried to poke
holes in his story.
The source familiar with the case said that the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement investigators had Zimmerman lie on his back in another
location in an effort to recreate the position he said he had been in
during the shooting. Then, the source said, investigators recorded
Zimmerman as he shouted what had been heard on the 911 calls: cries such
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