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APOLOGIST Zimmerman’s Dad: Trayvon Out to Kill Martin Family / AP Photo

Zimmerman’s Dad: Trayvon Out to Kill

The father of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch volunteer accused of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, told an Orlando TV station that Martin tried to kill his son before the shooting. “It’s my understanding Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him in the face, in his nose, hitting his head on the concrete,” Robert Zimmerman said. “Trayvon Martin said something to the effect of ‘You’re going to die now’ or 'You’re gonna die tonight’—something to that effect.” Zimmerman’s story seems to be contradicted by police footage that shows his son without injuries shortly after the shooting.

March 29, 2012 11:27 AM