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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Witness: Trayvon Martin Attacked Zimmerman

ORLANDO - A witness we haven't heard from before paints a much different picture than we've seen so far of what happened the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.

The night of that shooting, police say there was a witness who saw it all.

Our sister station, FOX 35 in Orlando, has spoken to that witness.

What Sanford Police investigators have in the folder, they put together on the killing of Trayvon Martin few know about.

The file now sits in the hands of the state attorney. Now that file is just weeks away from being opened to a grand jury.

It shows more now about why police believed that night that George Zimmerman shouldn't have gone to jail.

Zimmerman called 911 and told dispatchers he was following a teen. The dispatcher told Zimmerman not to.

And from that moment to the shooting, details are few.

But one man's testimony could be key for the police.

"The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: 'help, help…and I told him to stop and I was calling 911," he said.

Trayvon Martin was in a hoodie; Zimmerman was in red.

The witness only wanted to be identified as "John," and didn't not want to be shown on camera.

His statements to police were instrumental, because police backed up Zimmerman's claims, saying those screams on the 911 call are those of Zimmerman.

"When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point," John said.

Zimmerman says the shooting was self defense. According to information released on the Sanford city website, Zimmerman said he was going back to his SUV when he was attacked by the teen.

Sanford police say Zimmerman was bloody in his face and head, and the back of his shirt was wet and had grass stains, indicating a struggle took place before the shooting.

Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman:


  1. there is so much lying in the world today, it is so hard to know what the truth of this story is.

  2. It's simple: he had gashes on his head in back and on his back, and a broken nose and nearly fractured jaw.

    How does that happen had he simply drawn a gun and fired?

    Anonymous, the evidence is the thing. This guy Zimmerman has been fired, ejected from college, his wife is voiding his visitation rights, and publicly abused by individuals pushing a racial agenda and opposing the Stand and Deliver Law, which if he was attacked on his way back to his SUV as he states, would support his actions. It is a tragic situation, but not a case of someone just drawing a gun and shooting, much to the consternation of all the abusive people out there who rushed to judgment.