George Zimmerman Says Trayvon Martin Told Him, "You're Gonna Die Tonight, Motherfucker"

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Documents released this morning show that George Zimmerman admitting that he did not call 911 when he saw Trayvon Martin "casually walking in the rain looking into houses" -- he called the Sanford Police non-emergency line -- and then says Martin cursed and threatened his life numerous times.

Zimmerman also admits to trying to bind Martin's hands and restrain him, even after Martin was shot.

The information comes from documents, released late yesterday, including a written statement Zimmerman provided to police the night of the shooting in which he refers to Martin as "the suspect" and says he only got out of his car because he "could not remember the name of the street" when the dispatcher asked for his location in his own gated community.

Zimmerman claims he was simply on his way back to his vehicle when Martin confronted him and said, "You got a problem?"

Zimmerman says he said no, to which Martin responded, "You do now." Zimmerman then says he was trying to call 911 when Martin punched him in the face and jumped on top of him. Zimmerman says that he tried to yell for help but that Martin told him to "shut the fuck up."

"My head felt like it was going to explode," Zimmerman wrote. "The suspect covered my mouth and nose and stopped my breathing. At this point I felt the suspect reach for my now exposed firearm and say 'Your [sic] gonna die tonight motherfucker.'"

Zimmerman says he unholstered his gun and shot Martin once in the torso. Martin reportedly said only, "You got me," though other documents show the quotes in Zimmerman's story shifting around repeatedly.

Zimmerman then says an onlooker arrived and said he was going to call 911.

"I said 'I don't need you to call 911 I already called I need you to help me restrain this guy,'" Zimmerman wrote.

"Either way, I ended up on top of him, straddling him," [Zimmerman] said, but he claimed he "felt like (Martin) was hitting me with something in his hands" so he grabbed the youth's hands to restrain him. Martin was saying something like "ah, ah," and cursing, Zimmerman said, and he told him, "Stop. Don't move." ...

[An investigator] tells Zimmerman he has received an anonymous phone call "from somebody who gave a different version of events... more along the lines that you tried to detain him" and recounting an argument prior to the shooting.

"You got any problems with black people?" Serino asked Zimmerman, who replied, "No, sir."
The other documents are available on the website set up by Zimmerman's defense, though it's been unstable today.

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Do most suspects write like they are policemen writing up a shooting? GZ says " I told the officer where on my person the firearm was". Calls the person he had just shot to death "suspect", refers to his gun as "firearm", and describes the shooting like a bad police tv drama. Just seems very odd to me.


GZ refers to TM as "suspect" repeatedly! Are you kidding? He really did fancy himself as savior of his neighborhood but with no training, he became a one person destroyer of the neighborhood. Also, he says dispatcher told "me to follow him". That is not on actual tape of his call. He also says he got out of truck to "obtain address to give to police dispatcher" but he gives his address on call so he knew exactly where he was.

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