Daily Beast reporter Aram Roston spent some time in Sanford, Florida recently, learning new details regarding George Zimmerman’s account of what happened on the night of Trayvon Martin’s death.
According to the report, Zimmerman has maintained one story in his conversations with various law enforcement agencies; Martin attacked Zimmerman, straddled him, and began punching him repeatedly. Zimmerman eventually was able to grab ahold of his gun, and “fired one round, a hollow-point—the round that killed Martin.”
One source contends that, according to Zimmerman’s account, Martin’s last words were “Okay, you got it.”
(Martin’s father told reporters last month that police had told him his son’s last words were, “You got me.” Benjamin Crump, the family’s lawyer, said he doesn’t believe either account.)
According to the source, 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.”
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