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According to the Miami Herald, a treasure trove of information about the Trayvon Martin case was released tonight at 5pm. New witness statements, police statements, and other evidence are adding new light to the case. Here are some of the new revelations as reported by Frances Robles of the Miami Herald:
- Among the first words Zimmerman uttered after the shooting: “Am I bleeding?” one witness said.
- Police record shows officers thought they had probable cause to arrest Zimmerman.
- Investigator wanted to charge Zimmerman because he could have avoided situation if he had stayed in his car and identified himself.
- Zimmerman told a witness: “Just tell my wife I shot somebody.’ Like it was nothing.”
- Police: When Tracy Martin first heard the cries for help on the 911 tape, he said it was NOT Trayvon’s voice.
- One witness was adamant: there was no fighting when the gunshot rang out.
- Cutcher told cops: “I know they were not physically fighting at the time that gun went off when we heard shot and the kid hit the ground.”
- Detective Serino was convinced it was Zimmerman crying when being battered by Trayvon, but still wanted to file manslaughter charge.
- Several eye witnesses thought they heard two shots.
- Trayvon had blood stains on his shirt — blood from both him and Zimmerman.
- Media was NOT given access to Zimmerman’s medical records or any telecommunications records.
- Co-worker described Zimmerman as “a bully” who harrassed him constantly for weeks by mocking his accent. Says he was fired.
- A witness called police to tell them george zimmerman is confrontational and “does not like black people.”
- I heard nothing but a little kid scared to death crying..I feel in my heart. I honestly do believe that he intended for this kid to die.” said witness.
- There was marijuana in Trayvon Martin’s system.