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Zimmerman Passed Two Lie Detector Tests in Trayvon Martin Case

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 04:15 PM

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George Zimmerman passed a pair of lie detector tests in February just one day after killing unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The test results are part of the latest round of evidence made public by the office of Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged Zimmerman in April with second-degree murder.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and said he was acting in self defense when he shot and killed the teen. Zimmerman submitted to a type of test called a computer voice stress analysis. The analysis underscores changes in speech to simple yes or no questions.

Here's what Zimmerman answered:

Did you confront the guy you shot? (No.)

And were you afraid for your life when you shot the guy? (Yes.)

While the video of one of the tests was released last week by Zimmerman’s attorney, the documents showing the results were only made public on Tuesday.

They show the person who performed the test determined Zimmerman “told substantially the complete truth” when he was questioned on Feb. 27, the day after the killing.

But the lead investigator in the case says murder Zimmerman could have defused the confrontation with the unarmed teenager if he would have identified himself as a neighborhood watch leader.

Sanford detective Chris Serino's written report says in a written report released Tuesday that Zimmerman verbally confronted Martin but didn't identify himself before the physical fight ensued and he shot and killed the 17-year-old.

Another investigator wrote that on the night of the shooting two lie detector tests given to Zimmerman found he wasn't lying about what happened. The results of such tests are usually not admissible in court.

The 28-year-old Zimmerman maintains that Martin attacked him and was beating him up before he fatally shot him. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

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