Posted on Thu, Jun. 21, 2012
last updated: June 21, 2012 08:22:50 AM
Zimmerman told police Trayvon Martins last words were: You Got Me.
Trayvon Martins last words were, you got me, George Zimmerman told police in a written statement.
Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the unarmed teens killing. His attorney, Mark OMara, on Thursday posted a series of audios, videos and a written statement Zimmerman gave to police after the Feb. 26 killing.
OMara had initially sought to keep the information sealed from the public, but a judge ruled against the lawyers in the case. Prosecutors also wanted the information sealed, because confessions are not considered public record. But because Zimmerman was not confessing to a crime, the judge ruled the information had to be released.
They are now posted on OMaras website, www.gzlegalcase.com.
The information also includes a written statement by Zimmerman, where he explained to police that he saw Trayvon on a rainy night and was suspicious because of recent burglaries. Zimmermans wife was afraid because of rising crime, he said.
Zimmerman said he first saw Trayvon when the teen circled the neighborhood watch volunteers vehicle. Then, the suspect emerged from the darkness, Zimmerman wrote.
He said Trayvon asked him if he had a problem and then punched him in the face. Zimmerman told police the teen slammed his head on the concrete, put his hand over his mouth to silence his cries for help and then reached for Zimmermans gun.
My head felt like it was going to explode, Zimmerman wrote.
He said the teen told him, Youre gonna die tonight mother f----, he said. In fear for my life as he has assured me he was going to kill me, Zimmerman wrote, he fired one shot into the teens torso.
Trayvon said you got me, and fell back.
This article will be updated as more of the material is reviewed. To read those updates, go to www.miamiherald.com.