Have we forgotten? With motion hearings, arguments about discovery, beg feasts, and Mark O’Mara finally admitting there will be no pre-trial immunity hearing, it is easy to lose focus on who is on trial, and why.
Have we forgotten that George Zimmerman stated that Trayvon Martin approached him at the “T” and knocked him down with one punch? After telling his story to law enforcement the evening he killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman was told that he would be required to come to the crime scene the next day and show law enforcement what happened.
At the crime scene, Zimmerman realized that his one-punch at the “T” knocked him down backwards story was not consistent with the head bashing, wiggling to the grass story. Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin about 40 feet south of the “T”. At his re-enactment, Zimmerman had to wing-it, and in doing so, contradicted what he told law enforcement less than 24 hours earlier.
The following video recaps Zimmerman’s first statement to police about being knocked down backwards with one punch from Trayvon Martin. It also provides excerpts from Zimmerman’s first bond hearing, including Detective Gilbreath’s statement that Zimmerman’s story about wiggling from the concrete to the grass is not consistent with the evidence that the State found.
Killer and accused murderer George Zimmerman’s trial is scheduled to begin on June 10, 2013 with jury selection.