Reports: Zimmerman Told Cops Trayvon’s Last Words Were ‘Okay, You Got It’
1 year ago
Unnamed source claims to know what happened at scene of crime
With George Zimmerman's bond hearing set to go down this Friday, an unnamed source has come forward with what they claim to be more details about what happened the night he shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
The person tells The Daily Beast that Zimmerman told police officers that initially, he didn't know he wounded Martin and that his last words were "Okay, you got it."
The Beast's source says:
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 involved. 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.” He said the phrase twice, then turned and fell face-down on the ground...
...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.
This account sounds similar to what Trayvon's father Tracy Martin says he was told by police, to which he responded he thought was "bull."
This account only adds to the back and forth about who actually initiated the confrontation. Was it Zimmerman, who went against police orders and followed Trayvon. Or was it Martin, who Zimmerman claims confronted him, knocked him down and grabbed for his gun.
Neither Zimmerman's lawyers or the prosecutors have offered comment on this account or the case itself, outside of what's already out in the open.
[Also Read: Neighbors Say Zimmerman Looked Injured]