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Report: Zimmerman Didn’t ID Himself

A report indicates that George Zimmerman never identified himself as a neighborhood-watch leader before the February shooting of Trayvon Martin. In the report, Sanford Police Det. Christopher Serino said that Zimmerman first confronted Martin from the car and then got out and pursued Martin. “His actions are inconsistent with those of someone who has stated he was in fear of another subject,” Serino wrote. Serino recommended a charge of manslaughter based on the investigation, but Zimmerman was not charged until a month later. Another investigator wrote that two computer voice-stress tests from the night of the shooting indicated that Zimmerman was telling the truth about what had transpired. But the results of the tests are not admissible in court.

June 27, 2012 2:16 PM