George Zimmerman calls shooting of Trayvon Martin an ‘Act of God’
George Zimmerman called the shooting of Trayvon Martin “God’s plan.”
Zimmerman, who was a volunteer neighborhood watch leader, spoke to Fox News about what happened that night. He stated he said he followed Martin because he looked suspicious running between houses in the rain.
Zimmerman said he was soon confronted by Martin asking him what his problem was. He states things started escalating and he reached for his phone to call 911 when Marin punched him and broke his nose. He also said he heard Martin telling him he was going to kill him.
The Today Show interviewed Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s parents.
“I really think that’s ridiculous,’’ Fulton told Matt Lauer. “I wish Trayvon was here to tell his side of the story. I don’t believe that it’s God’s plan for him to kill an innocent teenager.’’
“He had no regards for Trayvon’s life, and he don’t regret taking Trayvon’s life,’’ Martin told Lauer. “Had George Zimmerman stayed in his vehicle, Trayvon would be with us here today.’’
Zimmerman also said, “At that point, I realized that it wasn’t my gun, it wasn’t his gun. It was the gun. He said, ‘You’re gonna die tonight, mother-f—–.’”
“Trayvon is a 17-year-old child, and I can’t imagine him saying something like that,’’ Fulton said. “He was frightened for his life.’’
“Those are the words of George Zimmerman,’’ Martin said. “George Zimmerman said they were fighting over the gun. There are no witnesses to say they were fighting over the gun. George Zimmerman is here to tell his story. Travyon is dead.’’
“It speaks for itself when you listen to the objective evidence,’’ said the family attorney Benjamin Crump. “Just listen to the 911 tapes. There are so many inconsistencies in the things that George Zimmerman is saying.”
“The state attorney is going to look at that interview that he did last night as a gift when they cross-examine him. It’s just George Zimmerman’s version. It’s about his credibility, and I think everybody in America would say his credibility cannot be relied upon.’’
Zimmerman is currently out on bail and is charged with second degree murder.