Tests Only Identify Zimmerman’s DNA on Handgun

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  • ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forensic tests made public Wednesday show that George Zimmerman's was the only DNA that could be identified on the grip of the gun used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    The results rule out Martin's DNA from being on the gun's grip. Zimmerman's DNA also was identified on the gun's holster, but no determination could be made as to whether Martin's DNA was on the gun's holster, according to the report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

    Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Martin during a confrontation in a gated community in Sanford in February. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense.

    A delay in Zimmerman's arrest led to nationwide protests.

    The question of whose DNA is on the gun and holster could play a role in Zimmerman's defense.

    Zimmerman says Martin had been on top of him, slamming his head against the ground and smothering his mouth and nose with his hand and arm when he grabbed his gun from a holster on his waist before Martin could get it. He shot the teenager once in the chest.

    Other documents released by prosecutors Wednesday include an interview with the clerk of a convenience store where Martin purchased Skittles and a can of iced tea moments before his confrontation with Zimmerman. The clerk said in the interview, more than a month after Martin was shot, that he didn't remember Martin.

    "To be honest, I don't even remember that day," said the clerk, whose name was redacted from the audio interview.
     

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    4 thoughts on “Tests Only Identify Zimmerman’s DNA on Handgun

    1. if martin held ths guys mouth with his hand,why weren’t there any bite marks? if martin held this down with his arm, then why isn’t there any DNA on martin’s clothes? if martin banged this guys head to the ground,there should have been DNA from Martin on his head and face. also ballistics show the gun was fired at a distance. so where’s proof of self defense?

    2. Hopefully I am not the only one who realizes that if you are in a fight for your own life from an overly-aggressive stalker with a gun, it is highly possible in an attempt to “Stand His Own Grounds for Dear Life”, for Travon’s DNA to be on Zimmerman’s gun, Zimmerman’s pockets, body, etc. Remember, our defense mechanism causes us to grab first, then fight, bite, kick, scream, whatever to save ourselves. Why would a man with a 9mm semi-automatic weapon have to do any of that? hmmmm!!
      BeWyze247

    3. Hopefully I am not the only one who realizes that if you are in a fight for your own life from an overly-aggressive stalker with a gun, it is highly possible in an attempt to “Stand His Own Grounds for Dear Life”, for Travon’s DNA to be on Zimmerman’s gun, Zimmerman’s pockets, body, etc. Remember, our defense mechanism causes us to grab first, then fight, bite, kick, scream, whatever to save ourselves. Why would a man with a 9mm semi-automatic weapon have to do any of that? hmmmm!!
      BeWyze247

    4. Hopefully I am not the only one who realizes that if you are in a fight for your own life from an overly-aggressive stalker with a gun, it is highly possible in an attempt to “Stand his own Grounds”, for Travon’s DNA to be on Zimmerman’s gun, Zimmerman’s pockets, body, etc. Remember, our defense mechanism causes us to grab first, then fight, bite, kick, scream, whatever to save ourselves. Why would a man with 9mm have to do any of that. hmmmm!!
      BeWyze247

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