Testimony shows police questioning of George Zimmerman grew more pointed after shooting

  • Article by: KYLE HIGHTOWER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 1, 2013 - 4:55 PM

SANFORD, Fla. — Jurors in the George Zimmerman trial on Monday listened to a series of police interviews with detectives growing more pointed in their questioning of the neighborhood watch volunteer's account of how he came to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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carbonbigfotJul. 1, 1310:33 AM

The prosecution is doing such a fine of defending George Zimmerman, I wonder what's going to be left for the defence lawyers?

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roadtoruinJul. 1, 1310:57 AM

Dear Judge: Please dismiss charges asap to prevent any further embarrassment to the prosecution.... This is what happens when a case is tried mereley to appease the angry, the uninformed and the misinformed.

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roadtoruinJul. 1, 1311:02 AM

I wonder what's going to be left for the defence lawyers?.... That would be the uncorking of the Dom Perignon. However they shouldn't be too cocky. When you're facing an oppenent who has no case whatsoever, its pretty much a foregone conclusion that success is inevitable.

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ag1395Jul. 1, 1311:54 AM

This was going to be a very difficult trial from the start as only 2 people know what happened and 1 of them is dead. Also, "beyond a reasonable doubt" with this much circumstantial evidence is extremely difficult.

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elind56Jul. 1, 1312:26 PM

When charges are brought based on politics rather than preponderance of evidence, we get fiascos such as this.

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williepep2Jul. 1, 1312:31 PM

Although I think Zimmerman is innocent of murder and does not deserve anything close to life in prison, he is guilty of something. Why is a "neighborhood watch" person patrolling the streets with a gun? Does he think he's Dirty Harry or something? Give me a break. Keeping watch, calling police and maybe even following someone is one thing; doing it while armed with a gun is totally different.

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BBJoeJul. 1, 1312:42 PM

Not sure what threat Martin posed, nothing has really come out. Obvious profiling by a gun nut, no question. George Zimmerman probably would have smiled and said hi to Jeffrey Trevino if he happened to walk past. Sounds like a lot of people are very positive that a young African American was killed in this manner. Must be conservatives.

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roadtoruinJul. 1, 1312:47 PM

Why is a "neighborhood watch" person patrolling the streets with a gun?..... Ont the night in question, Mr. Zimmerman was not "patrolling' anything. He was on the way to the store when he observed a suspicious person in his neighborhood. A neighborhood that had seen a recent rash of burglaries committed by suspects matching TM's description. He then notified the police. Mr. Zimmreman had a legal conceal and carry permit. It appears that it is a good thing that he did. Had Mr. Zimmerman not been armed that night, in all likliehood he would have been the one killed and nobody outside of central FL would have ever heard anything about it.

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sswain60Jul. 1, 13 1:30 PM

GZ is a cold blooded killer. He killed someone's child. Why didn't he stop Trayvon, and identify himself? He was so certain he was up to know good. He shot him in the heart determined to kill and left no witness. He could have shot him in the arm, leg any place but the heart with all of his "training". So sad, this could have been anyone's child. The only witness was shot in the HEART!

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digger57Jul. 1, 13 1:36 PM

sswain60 - " GZ is a cold blooded killer. He killed someone's child. Why didn't he stop Trayvon, and identify himself? He was so certain he was up to know good. He shot him in the heart determined to kill and left no witness. He could have shot him in the arm, leg any place but the heart with all of his "training". So sad, this could have been anyone's child. The only witness was shot in the HEART!"______If Zimmerman had all this "training" as you say, he would have been trained to shoot for center of mass, which is roughly where the heart is. As any trained police officer if they shoot for legs or arms, they'll tell you they shoot for center of mass.

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