Witness: Zimmerman was Crying for Help in Trayvon Shooting

Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 08:32 PM

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An alleged eye witness to the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman described a confused crime scene on CNN Thursday night, telling host Anderson Cooper that they heard someone scream out for help, and a police officer said it was Zimmerman.

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The person crying out for help on the 911 tape has not been positively identified. Martin's mother said she believed it was her son. The police have told reporters that they believed it was Zimmerman.

The witness, who sounded like a man though the voice was digitally altered, said he heard someone making noises that were distorted and agonized.

The witness was extremely upset to learn someone had died. The witness told Cooper that one of the police officers, trying to comfort the witness, said if it made him or her feel better, the person calling for help is alive.

Martin, 17, was shot to death on the night of Feb. 26 after walking back to his father's fiancee's house in a gated community in Sanford, FL.

Zimmerman has maintained he shot the teen in self-defense, saying Martin attacked him from behind, punched him in the nose and slammed his head onto the sidewalk.

According to the police report, when police arrived, Martin was lying face down in the grass, and Zimmerman was bloody from his wounds, with wet grass down his back.

A recently released surveillance video taken at the police station on the night of the shooting seems to contradict Zimmerman's account. Although grainy and dark, the video does not depict any obvious signs of injury to Zimmerman.

A Florida Grand Jury will convene April 10 to consider the evidence.


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