Witness: Shooting of Miami Teen by Orlando Neighborhood "Watchman" Wasn't Self Defense

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It's been almost three weeks now since Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old from Miami, was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman in his father's Orlando-area suburb. Yet by George Zimmerman, the self proclaimed watchman, remains free. He claims he acted in self defense, a position bolstered by the state's Stand Your Ground law signed into law by former Gov. Jeb Bush. However, now witnesses have come forward to claim that they don't think Zimmerman's self-defense claim stands up to the evidence.

Martin had gone to live with his father in the Standford, Florida when, on the night of February 26, he was returning from the store with a bag of Skittles. Zimmerman called police to report the "suspicious" boy walking the sidewalks, but then ended up confronting him. Zimmerman ended up shooting the unarmed Martin to death.

"We were in the kitchen. I heard the crying. It was a little boy. As soon as the gun went off, the crying stopped," witness Mary Cutcher tells Local 10.

"This was not self-defense," Cutcher elaborated to the Herald. "We heard no fighting, no wrestling, no punching. We heard a boy crying. As soon as the shot went off, it stopped, which tells me it was the child crying. If it had been Zimmerman crying, it wouldn't have stopped. If you're hurting, you're hurting."

She said she want outside after the shot and saw Zimmerman touching Martin's lifeless body.

"He was shot in the chest, and he was face-down. Therefore, he was not helping the kid," she tells Local 10. "I feel it was not self-defense."

Standford Police refused to arrest Zimmerman and have turned over the case to the State Attorney's Office.

However, now the family is calling on the FBI to investigate.

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Gold Coast straighten teeth
Gold Coast straighten teeth

The wires were then fitted and I got the colours over the top. They have heaps of colours at Gold Coast Orthodontists.   

john
john

 Mary Cutcher is being misrepresented as a witness. She said she heard only some whining (heard, not saw what was happening!). Then, after the shooting, she said she saw Zimmerman around the body. Her version of what she heard is completely at odds with the 911 tapes and her version of events after the shooting are consistent with Zimmerman's version.

What she was doing was trying to push her theory about events she never saw and she inaccurately stated what she heard. The police did the right thing ignoring her half-baked theories and just taking her statement of what she says she heard.

RWFG
RWFG

If you honestly think Trayvon was an "innocent child" - go have a look at his twitter account before you make even bigger fools of yourselves....

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03...

tmanosaurus
tmanosaurus

I feel like some elements of the media are causing race hate through exaggerations. And inflammatory articles. And false articles And made up reports, and even reports deliberately altered to deliberately create and cause more hate in our populations,     This strikes me as PURE EVIL. These persons (and groups or corporations) that fabricate(d) and altered real images, facts and information to report LIES to US citizens to create abusable sentiments (or did so because they are themselves "EVIL" with no restraint) in society could be found guilty for capitol crimes of treason and subversion of our civil capabilities and ability to reason and function as a society.  I feel like the media is nothing but a bunch of SCAB SCRAPERS that have learned how to agitate, irritate, demean, disenfranchise, de-spirit, belittle, act COVERTLY, subvert and control healthy emotions as in "agents of war" or more like "kids who deliberately put black ants and red ants in the same jar and shakes the jar to make a war".    I did this as a kid, and it made a war in the container. I had to see it to believe it. Is the US a container that was made for a sick media to shake up to make war for them to report on?  Or is it what the constitution, a document recognizing all human beings, assuring us we are not ants, but children brought by a creator in love?   I feel like some of our media agents are evil cowards that hide poison in something we desperately need, the free speech of a free civilization. Their taunt daring us to be rid of the liberty to speak freely.   What evil this is?      Who wants more money from more stories, and more power from more stories and who is starting to cause more demoralizing stories and turn us to hate each other?. Who are the media that honers not the truth, but reports what the bosses want?       I think the insistent search for truth needs to begin to police for the dishonest media. A person cannot yell fire in a crowded theater when there is no fire, so how can it be good that our media can reach us all in one moment and cause the riveting of national attention with newer more powerful means yelling  "Race Fire" causing deep fear in the hearts of so many in our national theater?Those who can literally whip up a racial war with one days worth of indecent articles, have no liability or restraint from such evil?    If I was a foreign influence and I wanted to take down the US, I would become a media outlet first thing, and then I would apply the first article of war..."divide and conquer" This appears to be what our alphabet media stations have done with a racial incident. Is it at the call of a political directive or a subversive element to break everything we have, including our national call that all men are created equally?     Is it just me thinking about this? Seems the criminals in this case are MEDIA first, race baiters second, evil preachers and illegitimate scholars.       Media     race baiters     evil preachers     racists     illegitimate scholars      Trayvon and Martin, God knows their story,

.................. even if it has been rewritten a thousand time by vultures.

urstrange
urstrange

Trayvon's own father said the cries for "Help" on the tape were not his son's. An eyewitness says Zimmerman was on the bottom being pounded by Trayvon. This witness says a little boy was crying.  Since Trayvon was actually a 17 year old gold-toothed gang signer, not the 5 or 7 year old pictures being published of a cherubic faced young black boy 10 to 12 years old,  I highly doubt he cried like a little boy. I believe Zimmerman's father, who had to speak anonymously about the unfathomable level of hatred and race baiting coming his son's way, and he said his son told him that Trayvon knocked him to the ground, beat up on him and when grabbing for his gun said it was his day to die.  I would have shot the thug, too.  

Jmckay2001
Jmckay2001

Race had almost nothing to do with this tragic event. The gated neighborhood was almost half minority. The shooter self-identified as a minority himself, as his father is a German Jew and his mother is dark skinned from Peru. Sorry, but you can't blame this one on the White Man. This one was a bad choice for the race hustlers.

Rob Mason
Rob Mason

I've noticed, reading quite a few comments on here, that the persons who support arresting Zimmerman for shooting Martin are more likely to use foul language, insult, demean, and use provocative statements when others are simply pointing out the facts of this case, which they seem to ignore.  Lots of misspelled words, too.

anAmericanMom
anAmericanMom

Why does the news keep using 5 year-old images of the young man who was shot?Newsweek or People had his 12 year old class photo on the cover?

Someone have a problem with his gold teeth, gang sign pose and reference to shooting someone?

Lsdefrank
Lsdefrank

So now we have witnesses that thy "think" it was not self defense . wow! Now we can hang someone just because a "witness " thinks he is guilty. God help us all!

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Pretty_izah

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NotSoSharpton
NotSoSharpton

Lesson here is: don't go around punching people because you don't know what they might have waiting for you.  ;O)

frobama
frobama

age, body type, race tell me that if gangsta gangsta wanted to outrun stumpy doughboy he could have jogged away easily.  Instead being a gangsta with gold teeth and knowing he was physically more able led him to believe he had easy prey in fatman. fatman had a gun. gangsta got shot. if gangsta got shot by gangsta nobody would care. black community would refuse to cooperate with anyone. laughable ha ha .  

RWFG
RWFG

This article is a sham; yellow journalism to the maximum. You call yourself a professional journalist, Mr Muzenrieder? You are dishonest and a disgrace to the professional.

PabloKOh
PabloKOh

"I feel it was not self-defense."  Stop feeling and start thinking.

Ronald Larson
Ronald Larson

Just more of the same talking without having  any idea of what happened. All it will do is cause hate and anger. Hope that this is over soon so that decent people can settle down in calm ways.

Ego_baller07
Ego_baller07

Shouldn't be to quick to judge, the only people that really know what happened are trevyon, Zimmerman, and that eyewitness. Let's not be too quick to judge the white man...it's not like OJ did anything wrong right? This has become more about race and revenge then about that poor kids life.

Kayla Hood
Kayla Hood

You feel it was not in self defense? What did you feel that night cause it wasnt you being attacked.. You tellin me that a big panzy man would sound like a teenager screaming in fear? 

Jedadevers
Jedadevers

Has anyone assumed that maybe Trayvon was fearing for his life? It's obvious that he was scared hence the phone call to his friend explaining that this man had been following him. Personally I think Trayvon was more of a man that this "adult". Zimmerman could of gotten out of his car-announced that he was part of the "neighborhood" watch program and that he was on the phone with 911 and that he was armed. Instead he follwed this boy around at night time.

Wtotous
Wtotous

This coward abviously a racist and cold-blood killer. He should be put to jail by now and should be charged with murder. How could the police not see this?? Was this a cover-up?

Pskiworks
Pskiworks

wheres obama when he is needed he can bring normal working people to white house to drink beer or call some collage kid to say he sorry someone called her out of her name , but has yet to call the parents of Trayvon Martin or send the FBI to investigate it is more then obvious by the 911 calls that the person who shot n kill this teen meant to kill and if the teen had been white Im more then should everyone running for office would have been on the scene Votes up , prayers down , I just pray that something is done to this person for killing this kid

Jeff9689
Jeff9689

Im a 49 yr old white man, and i agree against Zimmerman this is clearly a racist event if he was a white boy and well dressed nothing would have happened to him. As far as Zimmerman is concearned, i have met his kind before, he nothing but a over zealous securty guard looking for a scuffle. My condolences to the boys family

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Racism never went anywhere. And to think otherwise would be just as ignorant as the racist. Young black males are the most stereotyped (and most feared) group of ppl in this country... by ALL races, even other black ppl. And i honestly believe the only ppl who can find a solution to the injustice are young (educated) black ppl. Not Obama, and definetely not the NAACP. No one can help us but us. No justice... JustUS!

od3052004
od3052004

I hope this prick goes to jail, there was no need to kill this kid that way he did, his dumn ass claims he had cuts on his head and face, but yet never heard that he went to a hospital! These white people need to stop defending this prick, and send his ass to jail so he can become someone wife!

Father is whack
Father is whack

What's up with the kids father? He never noticed his son did not make it home to watch the second half of the basketball game?

Huh?

Glenn61
Glenn61

Two problems here,,,Zimmerman is not a community Observation Patrol member, he's just out walking.And if he's observing as he said, why doesn't he have a camera,,makes more sense to gather evidence to call police if you see a criminal in action..Right..? This looks very suspicious, I think Zimmerman will get charged with manslaughter here.

Blacks on crack?
Blacks on crack?

What kind of parent doesn't realize their son never returned from a short walk to the store? Was this family on crack?

JEFFTURNER1970
JEFFTURNER1970

Neighborhood watch captain??!! Hahhahaha.. the only action that asshole did as watch captain was make a phone call. EVERY ACTION PAST THAT WAS IN NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM THAT OF NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, THEREFORE HE WAS NOT ACTING AS WATCH CAPTAIN WHEN CRIUSING THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOOKING FOR A FIGHT WITH A BLACK TEEN WALKING HOME FROM BUYING CANDY.

Tony__Montana
Tony__Montana

Based on all these racist comments Miami is a bigger sh.it hole than I imagined.

12 hours to miss son?
12 hours to miss son?

This is Darwinism. The really stupid blacks get killed young. That means prisons won't have to house them later.

The kids father didn't even start looking for the kid for 12 hours. Duh.

Miami cops kill
Miami cops kill

Miami cops would have emptied a whole clip into the kid just to make sure he didn't get up.

Miami Beach cops would have shot 100 times and hit him 6 times.

urstrange
urstrange

 "This has become more about race and revenge then about that poor kid's life" and a poor man being prosecuted by the public, protecting his life. There is no  white man to judge in this incident, George is Hispanic.  The news wants to call him a white Hispanic, because his father is Caucasian and his mother is Hispanic. So that makes  Barackavon Traybama a white African.  His mother was Caucasian and his father was African. At least George can probably REALLY prove he was born here and not a Kenyan.  To be accurate, which is not what the L.ibtards S.preading M.anure are ALL about, then call George a Caucasian Hispanic and the Race Baiter in Chief a Caucasian African.  "Shouldn't be quick to judge", because you're not one.

Kayla Hood
Kayla Hood

Ummm he did go listen to the tapes..

urstrange
urstrange

 Baracka Trayvon did  better than making a phone call he announced in front of millions, that the cherubic faced 10 year old black boy's picture was what his son would have looked like.  I wonder if the Race Baiter in Chief still claims the 17 year old gold-toothed gang signer that surfaced on Trayvon's Facebook page when he was bragging about beating up a bus driver, caught at school with a screwdriver and woman's jewelry in his backpack but claimed it all belonged to someone else and when seen by Zimmerman was on a week long school suspension for a baggie with weed residue...makes a "my son, if I had one, would look like Trayvon" Dad proud.

Dboyd1947
Dboyd1947

 Pskiworks jumps to conclusions.

Kayla Hood
Kayla Hood

Read the reports he was TREATED for his injuries and then questioned for 5 hours..

Xyz
Xyz

He reported him missing retard but the cops had him in the morgue as a John Doe!

Kayla Hood
Kayla Hood

Hmmm neighbor hood with a spring of burglary's, kid walkin down the street at night, wearing a hoody, Tell me you wouldnt be suspicious? And then i will sell you the golden gate!

Belinda O
Belinda O

I heard it was 3 days.  We don't even know if he REALLY was going to his fathers house.  Hopefully the truth will come out. 

Biala17
Biala17

go fuck yourself you stupid jackass.i hope somebody shot your son and see how it feels.asshole.

Belinda O
Belinda O

Good point about BarackaVON (we must accentuate VON) Traybama!  How conveniently blacks forget that he is half white!  It's obvious that anyone that isn't black-black and kills a black person will somehow be called white or a racist.  But black on black murder is swept under the carpet.  Hypocritical attitude we have in this country. 

Francey Lowe
Francey Lowe

 doughboy1947, you sir or madam are a stupid idiot. The father was out to dinner with friends. He came home and thought his son was with his cousin, why didn't the cops come and tell him what happened, when they told him, they repeated what zimmerman had said. I for one have heard all the tapes and don't believe zimmerman for a minute. Call me a jumper,but what are you doing. racist much?

Kayla Hood
Kayla Hood

I would notice my kid gone for more then 30 minutes if he just went to get skittles and ice tea and was a "Good kid" So ya 12 hours... HMMMMMMM

Kayla Hood
Kayla Hood

So which was it? What you say Francey or what the cops say that Trayvon was watching the game with his dad? 

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