George Zimmerman is proven to be a liar. However the lies we could previously prove related to his ability to make bail and the financial means available to him to post bond. Now the lies continue. We can prove them again by Zimmerman’s own statements. The lies relate to the most important part of the case; whether Zimmerman acted in self defense.
Here is the video made by Zimmerman the day after the shooting.
Clearly from his own mouth Zimmerman explains that Martin SAW his gun and before he was able to reach the gun, Zimmerman grabbed the gun and shot Martin. When the DNA evidence from the gun and holster came back and showed only Zimmerman’s DNA on the gun and holster, and not Trayvon’s DNA, it was a test that was consistent with Zimmerman’s account of the events that night.y The fact that there was an absence of Martin’s DNA on the gun would only have been important if Zimmerman had reported that Martin actually touched the gun, and that Zimmerman wrestled the gun away from Martin and shot him in self defense. I assumed Zimmerman was smart enough to tell the same story about the events that night, since Trayvon Martin was dead and would not be able to show that Zimmerman was lying. Now we realize that Zimmerman has proved himself to be a liar, without Martin’s help.
Mark Osterman, Zimmerman’s best friend, has authored a book, “Defending Our Friend.” According to Mark, Martin did in fact grab the gun, and it was only after Zimmerman “broke his grip on the gun,’ that Zimmerman shot Martin. If this version of the encounter was correct there should have been DNA evidence of Martin on the gun. Where did Osterman get this story? Clearly Osterman must have gotten that story from Zimmerman himself. Not only were Zimmerman and Osterman best friends, but Osterman was one of the first people Zimmerman’s wife called that fateful night. Osterman “rushed to the scene” that night, and accompanied Zimmerman through the entirety of three investigations, including three interrogations by the Sanford police.
The unequivocal result is that Zimmerman has given two conflicting statements regarding the reason he was “in fear for his life.” Regardless of which is more believable, the most compelling conclusion is that ‘Zimmerman is a liar. Trayvon is dead. Zimmerman shot him. Zimmerman isn’t in jail. Trayvon was not armed. The lack of a story by Trayvon Martin is more persuasive than anything Zimmerman might say.