Friends: Zimmerman Cries for Help on 911 Call

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  • SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman‘s best friends and a former co-worker took the witness stand Monday at his second-degree murder trial to testify that it’s Zimmerman’s voice screaming for help on a 911 call and not that of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    The three friends joined a series of witnesses called by the defense who have testified that Zimmerman is screaming for help on the 911 call moments before he fatally shot Martin.

    After the call was played for Sondra Osterman in the courtroom, defense attorney Mark O’Mara asked who it was.

    “Yes, definitely. It’s Georgie,” said Sondra Osterman, who testified she first met Zimmerman in 2006 while working with him at a mortgage company. Sondra Osterman and her husband, Mark, describe themselves as the best friends of Zimmerman and his wife.

    The 911 call captured the confrontation between Zimmerman and Martin shortly before Zimmerman fatally shot the teen. Zimmerman’s mother and uncle testified last Friday it was Zimmerman screaming. Martin’s mother and brother also took the witness stand last Friday to say the voice belongs to Martin. The 911 call is a crucial bit of evidence and has been played for jurors repeatedly because it could determine who the aggressor was in the confrontation last year.

    Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and says he shot Martin in self-defense during a scuffle in the townhome complex where he lived. Martin was there visiting his father and his father’s fiancee.

    Prosecutors contend that Zimmerman was profiling Martin and perceived the teen as someone suspicious in the neighborhood, which had been the site of a series of break-ins.

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    5 thoughts on “Friends: Zimmerman Cries for Help on 911 Call

    1. jhuff,

      so what if he said that, doesn’t even sound like what a young black would use, but what a older black would use. Even if he did say that there is no reason I mean absolutely no reason for George Z to be hollering self defense which is self explanatory. can’t be following someone and holler that.

    2. 1. Why would Trayvon scream it he got the best of Zimmerman?
      2. Trayvon, scream after he saw the gun.
      3. It was Zimmerman who said you are going to die tonight nigger.

      • Well why didn’t you help Trayvon? sense you must have been there right beside him..and by the way
        was it you or Trayvon that uttered that “creepy ass cracka” remark?

        • The remark came from the young lady, do not mean that it came from Trayvon.

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