Seems like everyone wants to act like they have some sort of insight on what happened on Feb. 26, the night George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fl. One of those people is now George’s brother Robert, who appeared on “Piers Morgan Tonight” to say that his brother had no choice but to shoot Martin, and that the young man snuck up on him.
“He did not follow nor did he ever catch up to Mr. Martin,” says Zimmerman. “If he were really being pursued, I don’t know how he wouldn’t have been able to make it home. What has come out that I can talk about today, is that Trayvon Martin somehow snuck up on him…Trayvon went up to George and said the first thing to George.”
He also touched on the fact that everyone is questioning the claim that Zimmerman was beaten by Martin and had to shoot him in self-defense, especially since video after the incident with Zimmerman in custody shows him with no visible wounds on the back of his head or damage done to his nose:
“To me, his nose looks swollen in that video.”
Honestly…I can’t see crap on that video. But that’s just me. In the end, Robert sums up his brother’s use of deadly force like this:
“He prevented his firearm from being taken from him and used against him, and that’s called saving your life.”
I’m not feeling Robert’s story, especially the part in the video where he says it was Robert screaming in the call to police by a neighbor. “Despite those screams, no one came to his aid. Those screams could have avoided what eventually George had to do to defend his life.”
I don’t see how Martin could have “snuck up” on Zimmerman and done any real harm to him when all he Martin had on him was a pack of Skittles and some tea. Oh yeah…he was really going to do some damage to a man with a gun. It’s clear that George Zimmerman went looking for trouble, and though he was told not to pursue Martin, he did anyway, and that could have been avoided. So forget what the neighbors should have done Robert–if George hadn’t felt the need to go all vigilante and go against police orders, then I’m pretty sure Martin’s murder wouldn’t ever have happened. What he says changes nothing…
Check out the video and let us know what you think of this new “side” of the story:
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