Trayvon Martin's Last Words, According to George Zimmerman: "You Got Me" UPDATE

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In the days after killing unarmed Miami teenager Trayvon Martin in February, George Zimmerman wrote a narrative for police about what happened that night. In neat, loopy cursive, Zimmerman claims that Martin slammed his head into the ground until "it felt like it was going to explode," and told him he was "gonna die." That's when he pulled the trigger, Zimmerman writes, leaving Martin to die with the words, "You got me."

The statement is part of a trove of new evidence in the case posted online this morning -- click through for Zimmerman's full statement.    

Update: ABC has uploaded video of Zimmerman reenacting the shooting. Click through to watch.


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Zimmerman, of course, has since been charged with homicide in the case that brought Florida's Stand Your Ground laws to national prominence. 

A judge ruled last week that Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, had to release audio, video and statements between Zimmerman and police. O'Mara posted all the documents and clips to his website this morning.  

Zimmerman's written statement, which you can read in full below, presents his most comprehensive retelling yet of what happened on the night he killed Martin in a Sanford, Florida suburb. 

Zimmerman writes that a series of burglaries had left him and his wife on edge the night he spotted Martin walking through the rain. Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch captain who many say desperately wanted to be a police officer, writes in expert cop language, calling Martin "the suspect" throughout the report. 

He writes that after pulling up near Martin, the teen said, "You got a problem?"

Zimmerman replied, "No," and Marint responded, "You do now" and punched him in the face.

In his narrative, Zimmerman writes that Martin then started slamming his head into the ground while he yelled for help, yelling back, "Shut the fuck up!"  As he tried to get up again, Martin told him, "You gonna die tonight muthafucka," Zimmerman claims.

That's when he shot the teen in the chest. Martin collapsed, Zimmerman writes, and said, "You got me."

It has to be said: The story, as told by Zimmerman, has a badly written Hollywood ring to it. "You gonna die tonight muthafucka," sounds like a line right out of a B-list TV drama starring the noble neighborhood watchman and the teen punk roughing him up. 

But that's the prosecutor's challenge in Zimmerman's case: His version of events up to Martin's death is the only version out there. 

Read his take on what happened for yourself:

Zimmerman Statement

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EBONY W
EBONY W

@MLKhadadream....LOL you're funny...are you and Pedro the same? becasue you are similarly funny.

MLKhadadream
MLKhadadream

Zimmerman your new target has been located his ip address is on file and his physical address is available  his name is marcel3154

MLKhadadream
MLKhadadream

I have donatede $2500 to the zimmerman fund .I honor your sacrifice you are a brave man you killed an invading criminal you were defending your home and Your family.Niggers are the most racist beings they dont care Trayvon was a criminal they just know he was black.you did a great favor to this nation!  Trayvon Rudy Eugene Rodney King typical nigger human garbage death is the only solution .

alsharptonrapesniggas
alsharptonrapesniggas

George Zimmerman a true american hero .Forget about superman and spiderman he is the real deal.    He got rid of a criminal who would have become another drug using Zombie or another abuser of foodstamp and section 8, another carjacker .Trayvon would've become another Rodney King ...

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

Just about every black is racist against non-blacks, but that's racial discrimination you refuse to see.  As for your comment, "equality is intelligence," that has to be the most non-sensical statement I've seen in quite a while.  You must be a black commie sicko.

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

trayvon, was suspended multiple times from school for smoking dope, attacking a school bus driver, and carrying breaking in tools.  That 6'2" monkey was well on his way to building a sizable rap sheet if he had lived past 18 years of age.  Thanks to the Z-man, society was spared the antics of that future thug.

Punkrockgurl47
Punkrockgurl47

That's fuck up? Only one man got the rite to take a life n that's god. N so you mean to say cause he was doing things that most kid are doin so all kids should get killed or maybe u should get killed. That's a fuck up shit u said. NO ONE GOT THE RITE TO KILL NO ONE .

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

The Z-man, George Zimmerman, a true living, breathing hero.  No_Limit_Niggaz beware... And yeah, he's gonna walk innocent, you blood-thirsty apes.

Marcel3154
Marcel3154

God Bless you! You are about as sick as the individual on trial for shooting an unharmed individual. Your racial slurs only reflects that you support racial discrimination and that you apparently do not socialize outside of your ethnic background.  Equality is intelligence! The 911 call and Zim's story has many discrepancies and memory loss seems to be one  of them.  Too bad Trayvon cannot describe his version of the incidents, It appears to have been the intention of Zim...

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