As I told you back here, several witnesses can attest to the injuries George Zimmerman received when Trayvon Martin attacked him.
“Jorge Rodriguez, Zimmerman’s next-door neighbor, told Reuters that when he saw Zimmerman the day after the incident, “he had two big, butterfly bandages on the back of his head, and another big bandage…on the bridge of his nose.” He was talking to a police detective in his driveway.
Rodriguez’s wife Audria also said she saw the bandages and a third neighbor, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, agreed with the Rodriguez couple’s account. “I saw two bandages on the back of his head, and his nose was all swollen up,” said the witness, who had watched from a nearby second-floor window.
The neighbors spoke to Reuters on Sunday and Monday, saying they felt they owed him their public support after he was charged with second-degree murder.
Zimmerman, 28, was originally released after the shooting, when Sanford police accepted his claim of self-defense. He was arrested and charged by a special prosecutor last week after demonstrations around the country at which the police were accused of failing to properly investigate the death of the black 17-year-old.
Zimmerman, who had been in hiding since shortly after the shooting, turned himself in.
Witness accounts have supported Zimmerman’s story that there was some kind of fight between him and Martin. Martin was returning with candy from a convenience store to his father’s fiancee’s home in a gated community when Zimmerman spotted him and called to police to say the teen appeared suspicious.
Zimmerman’s father and brother have said he had his nose broken and feared for his life before taking out his licensed handgun and shooting Martin dead.
The neighbors said they spoke to Sanford police and the FBI in their investigations but did not recall speaking to the office of special prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder.
Corey’s office and Sanford police declined to comment on the matter and Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara did not return calls for comment.
Because she didn’t bother. Corey wasn’t interested in their testimony becasue her mind was made up the minute she saw a political opportunity. Now as the story continues to unfold that backs the claim that Martin, not Zimmerman, was the aggressor and that Zimmerman was simply defending himself.
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