Skip to comments.Witness: Zimmerman 'Never ... Tried To Help' Trayvon Martin
Posted on 03/25/2012 12:30:48 PM PDT by Steelfish
Witness: Zimmerman 'Never ... Tried To Help' Trayvon Martin
By NBC News, msnbc.com staff and news services
A woman who says she and her roommate witnessed the final moments of Trayvon Martin's life told Dateline NBC that George Zimmerman had "his hands pressed on his back" and "never turned him over or tried to help him."
Zimmerman's lawyer, when shown part of the interview being aired Sunday night on Dateline, emphasized that his client would be claiming self-defense.
"I think there were efforts made to render aid to Trayvon," Craig Sonner told NBC's TODAY show.
Mary Cutcher told Dateline that she and her roommate both saw Zimmerman "straddling the body, basically a foot on both sides of Trayvon's body, and his hands pressed on his back."
Cutcher added that Zimmerman told her and her roommate to call the police. "Zimmerman never turned him over or tried to help him or CPR or anything," Cutcher said.
Sonner also reiterated what he had said in recent days, that Zimmerman suffered a broken nose and a gash to the back of his head.
A friend of Zimmerman's who appeared on TODAY with Sonner added that Zimmerman, 28, was distraught over the teen's death.
"Right after the shooting he couldn't stop crying," said Joe Oliver, who is African American and a former TV reporetr and anchor in Orlando.
Zimmerman has not been charged in the Feb. 26 shooting that has ignited racial tensions and raised questions about the Sanford police's handling of the case. Martin was black, and Zimmerman's father is white and his mother is Hispanic.
In a separate interview Sunday, Oliver said that "I'm a black male and all that I know is that George has never given me any reason whatsoever to believe he has anything against people of color.''
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The big guy was zimmerman he was about fifty pounds over the kid. The kid was a string bean.
I’m really surprised. I sent a not to the admin to see if we were really allowing MSNBC sourced “stories” now.
That seems to be what the lynch crowd is claiming, that Zimmerman should not have defended himself against the stronger, bigger young foot ball player, who ws sitting on him, beating his face in.
Someone just posted that Zimmerman should cover himself from the blows as best he could until the cops got there.....freakin Twilight Zone.
” That seems to be what the lynch crowd is claiming, that Zimmerman should not have defended himself against the stronger, bigger young foot ball player, who ws sitting on him, beating his face in.”
Yep....just posted.....amazing. They obviously never have been beaten badly, or feared for their life. I have....you do whatever you have to do to free yourself, even if it means pulling a gun.
So your reasoning is that if you follow somebody as part of your job and he turns around and beats you to death, you have no right to defend yourself in whatever way you can.
You ought to read the rap you are posting with an open mind. You should not try to represent that you understand either the intent or the letter of the law here.
Unless you have an eyewitness statement or police evidence to establish that Zimmerman assaulted Martin (according to the legal definition of assault), you are simply practicing wishful thinking/supposition. Regardless, stand your ground applies to defensive actions, not offensive ones. Once you become the aggressor, you lose that protection.
” No, zimmerman should have been in his car playing with his gun and left the kid along, like the operator said. He had no legal right to mess with the kid. “
Thanks for this post. Now I know you have no idea what you are talking about.
Have you seen this additon to the grist mill.
Media is in full cannonization/demonization mode.
One was under 5-9. The other was 6-2, 200.
One was a pudgy little fellow. The other was a high school football player.
I believe that 49% of the people in the complex are white, 20% black, 23% latino ... and what ever else is left is “other”.
re his height and weight i will wait for the autopsy report. No need to speculate facts.
If you just had your nose broken and the guy who broke your nose who is continuing to beat on you of you has you trapped and says he's going to kill you and you have a gun and you use it - that's self defense.
Your attacker in the heat of the moment can not have as much right to beat you to death as you have to defend yourself.
It makes no difference whether your job was to follow him or not to reduce neighborhood crime. It makes no difference whatsoever what caused him to start beating on you, or why he is upset with you.
Wrong, you are posting rumor.
I often go up to strangers in the ‘Neighborhood’ and ask them if I can be of assistance. That is not “messing” as you phrase it. So far there have been no confrontations. Others also do it.
Wrong, you are posting rumor. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Trayvon_Martin
Even Hitler had baby pictures.
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