Zimmerman’s Dad: Trayvon Out to Kill

    In this undated family photo, Trayvon Martin poses for a family photo. The family of the black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer arrived at Sanford City Hall Friday evening March 16, 2012 to listen to recordings of 911 calls police previously refused to release. Police agreed to release the recordings earlier that afternoon. Officials are allowing the family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to hear the recordings before making them public. Martin's parents previously sued to have the recordings released. A hearing for the case was scheduled for Monday. Martin was fatally shot last month as he returned to a Sanford home during a visit from Miami. His parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, accused Sanford police of botching the investigation and criticized them for not arresting 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who says he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Martin was not armed. They say the police department hasn't arrested Zimmerman because he is white and their son was black. (AP Photo/HO, Martin Family Photos)

    Martin Family / AP Photo

    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.

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