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A new version of the events that transpired on the night Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman has emerged. According to the Orlando Sentinal, Zimmerman now says that Trayvon Martin was circling his car on foot. This, however, is not the only additional piece of information in Zimmerman’s *new* story.
From the Orlando Sentinal:
The details revealed by the source provide new insight into what Zimmerman said happened in the earliest moments of his contact with Trayvon. And they may reveal the inconsistencies alluded to by prosecutors in the case.
One of those inconsistencies: Zimmerman told police Trayvon had his hand over Zimmerman’s mouth during their fight on the night he shot Trayvon.
The Sentinel’s source confirmed that Zimmerman’s statements include that allegation. But authorities do not believe that happened, the source told the Sentinel, because on one 911 call, someone can be heard screaming for help. If it were Zimmerman, as he claims, his cries were not muffled, the source said.
Zimmerman also told police, the source told the Sentinel, that while the two were on the ground, Trayvon reached for Zimmerman’s gun, and the two struggled over it.
Those portions of Zimmerman’s account are not corroborated by other evidence, the source said.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said he hasn’t yet seen his client’s statements to police, and it would be inappropriate for him to address specific evidence in the case.
“It’s hard for me to even comment on it,” O’Mara said.
Zimmerman, according to a source, says his version of the story hasn’t changed, but this newer version certainly clashes with the version championed early on by his friends and family. That Zimmerman got out of his car to get a better view of the name of the street on which he saw Martin walking was never challenged by Zimmerman advocates.
If that version of events were false, it’s certainly strange that his brother, friend Joe Oliver, and his first set of attorneys all went along with it. Remember, no one challenged that version of events during interviews or in press releases. This is also the first anyone has heard that Trayvon put his hand over Zimmerman’s mouth. Thus, it sounds much more like a man trying to save his skin than an accurate recount of the events that transpired on that night.