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Old 07-08-2012, 08:34 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin is in a safe house that is being protected by his security team.

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Did George Zimmerman try to get away with murder?

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Supporters of George Zimmerman don’t like my raising questions about his story of how he came to kill Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26. They jump on any and every story on Trayvon’s past — some true, some erroneous, some flat-out false — to justify Zimmerman taking the life of the unarmed 17-year-old. Yet, when it comes to Zimmerman’s questionable present-day actions that led to his bond being revoked and a stiffer one being imposed, these same supporters are mute.
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When Lester imposed the $1 million bond on July 5, he made it clear that he was sure Zimmerman and his wife were preparing to leave the country.
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"The increased bail is not a punishment. It is meant to allay the court’s concern that the defendant intended to flee the jurisdiction, and a lesser amount would not ensure his presence in court."

Zimmerman’s supporters cling to the belief that Trayvon was a thug because of mostly false reports about his past. Yet, they willingly ignore his troubling present-day actions that Lester judged to be Zimmerman preparing to escape prosecution. If Zimmerman didn’t do anything wrong, why was he trying to run?


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A memorial to Trayvon Martin has been moved from the entrance to the neighborhood where he was slain.

A community group and Martin's parents asked for something to be placed back at the site, so the teen is not forgotten.

Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte said he was under the impression the time had come to move forward and remove the memorial as part of the healing process and thought everyone was in agreement, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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George Zimmerman evidence, including FBI interviews, to be released Thursday

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Special Prosecutor Angela Corey on Thursday releases another round of evidence in her second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman, including a first look at what FBI agents have turned up in their civil rights investigation.

Nearly a dozen FBI agents interviewed several Sanford police officers, including the case's lead investigator, Chris Serino. They also talked to Zimmerman's former girlfriend, who accused him in court paperwork of being violent; neighbor Frank Taffee; several unidentified civilian witnesses and several gun shop employees, including those who worked at the store where Zimmerman bought the gun he used to shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.


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Old 07-12-2012, 11:34 AM
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Investigators released seven of George Zimmerman's full non-emergency phone call exchanges with law enforcement, along with several other key pieces of evidence in the case, on Thursday morning.

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After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show.

Even the lead detective in the case, Sanford Det. Chris Serino, told agents that he thought Zimmerman profiled Trayvon because of his attire and the circumstances — but not his race.

Serino saw Zimmerman as “having little hero complex, but not as a racist.”

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The evidence against George Zimmerman includes photos of Martin's bloodied sweatshirt and separate hoodie with a single bullet hole.

According to the documents, scientists noted a layer of soot around the bullet hole as clear evidence he was shot at very close range – something Zimmerman claims was necessary to save his own life during an altercation with Martin.

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Old 07-13-2012, 03:28 AM
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The lead Sanford Police investigator who sought manslaughter charges against George Zimmerman told the FBI that a sergeant and two other officers tried to pressure him into making an arrest in the controversial case — even though he didn’t think there was enough evidence.

Sanford Police Officer Chris Serino first made headlines when evidence released in the case showed he sought manslaughter charges against Zimmerman even while his chief publicly said there was no probable cause to arrest him. But a document released late Thursday casts doubt on Serino’s prior sworn affidavit seeking criminal charges, and raises questions about the credibility of the star law-enforcement witness in the murder case against Zimmerman for the shooting death of a black teenager, Miami Gardens high school junior Trayvon Martin..

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A gang specialist with the Sanford Police Department told the FBI that Zimmerman’s actions may actually have been prompted by Martin’s attire. A local gang called the Goons is known to wear hoodies in cold weather.
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George Zimmerman asks for new judge again

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin asked for a new judge Friday, claiming the current one is biased because he said George Zimmerman had "flaunted the system."

Zimmerman said in a motion he feared he would be unable to get a fair "stand your ground" hearing or a fair trial with Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester presiding over the case. Lester was appointed in April after Zimmerman claimed a potential conflict of interest with the original judge........

A spokeswoman for the state attorney's office said in an email Friday that prosecutors object to the defense motion and will file a formal response early next week.

A spokeswoman for the judge said he wouldn't comment Friday but would address the matter later.........

"Mr. Zimmerman fears that the court has already decided that he is not worthy of belief regardless of the type of proceeding or the corroborating evidence that would support his testimony," the motion said.

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In the height of the national outcry over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman hid out for over a month in nearby Lake Mary at the home of a man prosecutors say is federal law-enforcement agent — a former Seminole County Sheriff’s deputy who was pressured to quit after he was duped by a con artist.

He was the friend who taught Zimmerman how to shoot and hosted his graduation party. As lesser acquaintances granted television interview after television interview, Mark Osterman never showed his face even as he offered shelter to a friend in need just when he had become one of the most controversial people in America.


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ALLAHASSEE -- Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law continues to enjoy widespread support among likely voters, even as a state task force considers rewriting the law, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll.

Nearly 65 percent say the 2005 law — which allows people who believe they are in grave danger to use deadly force to defend themselves — does not need to be changed. There’s less consensus when it comes to voters’ thoughts on the Trayvon Martin shooting, which thrust “Stand Your Ground” into the national spotlight this year.

Voters are essentially split about whether George Zimmerman — who faces second-degree murder charges for shooting the 17-year-old Trayvon on Feb. 26 — was acting in self-defense when he pulled the trigger. Forty-four percent believe he was and 40 percent say he wasn’t, while 16 percent are not sure. Major differences emerge when voters are separated by geography and race.

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A potential witness in the case against George Zimmerman has testified that the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin molested her as a child.
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State publishes 'Witness 9' recording as Zimmerman's attorney fights release
Witness claims Zimmerman molested her

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More than 140 jail house phone calls were made public.

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Despite a last-minute rush to the courthouse by the defense to keep a witness’ story out of public view, the Duval County State Attorney on Monday released a recorded statement from a woman who said George Zimmerman molested her when they were both children, beginning when she just six years old.

The families lived in different states, but the incidents took place during annual visits for as long as 10 years, she said.

The woman, whose name was not released, called investigators just days after the shooting of Trayvon Martin to say that Zimmerman and his family were racists who disliked blacks. As investigators probed weeks later, she made even more damaging allegations.

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Woman claims Zimmerman molested her as a child
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida woman claims she was molested as a child by George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who is charged in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

In an interview with police released Monday under a judge's order, the woman said she was fondled, groped and kissed by Zimmerman beginning when she was 6 and he was about 8. She said it continued until she was about 16.

The woman, identified as witness No. 9, said they would see each other at family gatherings, but their relationship was removed from the audio recording...

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Jail call says defense attorney knew about Zimmerman’s hidden money

....Zimmerman tells his friend that he told his new attorney, Mark O’Mara, that he tried to transfer $37,000 from his online legal defense fund site, but could not complete the transaction because of PayPal rules that prevent transfers larger than $10,000.

He twice mentions telling O’Mara about the money.

“He said he’s going to have me declared indigent,” Zimmerman told his friend. “I told him I didn’t think that would be possible, because there was one sizable transfer I tried to make. It got stopped. You know, $37. He said: ‘Well that doesn’t matter. Right now you’re not working. You’re not providing an income for your family. You’re probably not going to be employable for the rest of your life.’”

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The prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case says a motion by George Zimmerman's attorney asking the judge to disqualify himself is without merit.

Responding to the defense's motion for recusal filed last week, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda submitted a response Tuesday also calling the request "absurd on its face."

De la Rionda wrote that though the defense takes issue with language used by Judge Kenneth Lester in setting Zimmerman's second bond at $1 million, it doesn't create any predisposition about future rulings.

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George Zimmerman's Phone Calls From Jail Include Plea To Quran-Burning Pastor Terry Jones

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.........During an April 19 phone call with Terry Jones -- the Gainseville, Fla., minister best known for his controversial Quran burnings and hanging President Barack Obama in effigy on the church's front lawn -- Zimmerman asked Jones to hold off on a planned rally in order to allow time "for healing."

"I was calling today to ask you humbly, from one God-fearing sinner to another, for time for healing, for not only the city of Sanford but America," Zimmerman asked. "I know that your intentions are good, and I know that ultimately God will see his will be done, however, I see that Saturday -- I just ask that you allow the city to heal and America to heal."


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Zimmerman spent $36K on cell phones, Internet, credit cards and other bills

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George Zimmerman went through almost $36,000 of contributions in 18 days spent mostly in jail, spending a bulk of his newfound cash on telecommunications, newly filed court records show.

Using funds donated from the public on the short-lived website, Zimmerman and his wife spent $6,500 on Internet and phone bills, according to a document his defense attorney filed with the judge. He and his wife bought new cell phones for $300 each and paid a year-long Verizon contract in full. They installed a telephone landline for $2,500 and spent $1,300 on a two-year AT&T wi-fi contract.

They paid off at least $7,000 in credit card bills.

They used $4,378 on automotive expenses, making payments on two car loans while renting another for more than $1,500. Gas: $800.

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Hannity Gets First Interview with George Zimmerman

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"The hour-long exclusive will air on Hannity’s Fox News Channel program tonight at 9pmET."
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In his first lengthy TV interview since killing Trayvon Martin, George Zimmermaninitially said Wednesday night that he did not regret anything that happened that night.

"I feel it was all God's plan," he told conservative talk show host Sean Hannity on Fox News.

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Zimmerman says he was not pursuing Trayvon Martin

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MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — In his first lengthy TV interview, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman said Wednesday he wanted to apologize to Trayvon Martin's parents for fatally shooting their son but insisted he was not pursuing the teenager on the rainy night they confronted one another...........

The teenager's father, Tracy Martin, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he rejected a comment Zimmerman made about the events of that night being part of "God's plan."

"We must worship a different God. There is no way that my God wanted George Zimmerman to murder my teenage son," Tracy Martin said...............

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