4 Witnesses Change Stories About Night of Trayvon Martin Shooting: Could This Change The Case?
There are dramatic new developments in the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin case. Since a massive document was released last week, new evidence has come out showing that at least four key witnesses, who originally were seen as supporting Zimmerman’s testimony, are now changing their accounts in significant ways.
After a three-and-a-half week lag between the initial interviews these witnesses gave to the police on February 26, their stories seem to have changed during interviews on March 20.
Of the four accounts, Trace Gallagher reports two of the accounts seem to have changed very much, including the man who actually witnessed the fight between Zimmerman and Martin.
That first witness originally told police, “The one guy on top in the black hoodie was pretty much just throwing down blows on the guy kind of MMA-style … like a ground and pound on the concrete at this point.” But, on March 20, 2012, the story changed to this: “It looked like, you know, he had been hitting him from on top, but you know I can’t truly see how close, you know, they were to each other if he was hitting him or if he was trying to hold him down in that position until the cops got there.”
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On February 26, 2012, the second witness who claimed he spoke to Zimmerman seconds after the shooting said, “[Zimmerman] goes, aww man, the guy [Martin] was beating up on me so I had to shoot him. And I go, Did you use a 9 or a 40? I used a 9. And I just looked over and like, wow, alright, well did you call 911 yet because I’m going to do it right, I’m getting ready to do it right now. He goes, no, I already called, just can you please call my wife?” In the follow-up statement on March 20, he said, “It’s like, not like he was, in shock or anything. Not like I can’t believe I just shot someone; it was more like, just tell my wife I shot somebody, like it was nothing.”
Gallagher went on to say that the other two witnesses who appeared to have changed their stories appear to be less significant. He said the third witness told police that she didn’t know who was on top during fight, but after seeing news reports later said that because Zimmerman was bigger that she believed he was the one on top. Finally, the fourth witness that saw one person was chasing the other, then said she thought she saw one person running.
Could these changes in witness accounts change the case? Megyn Kelly weighs in.