Two new developments in the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida, cast even more doubt on the prosecutor’s second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman, the Hispanic man accused of killing Martin because the 6-foot-three football player was black.
The Orlando Sentinel disclosed FBI records showing that federal law-enforcement officers learned that Zimmerman is not a racist and is indeed far from it.
Meanwhile, the Miami Herald reported that the lead detective in the Martin case told the FBI that fellow detectives pressured him to press charges.
The latest news in the case provides even more reason for special prosecutor Angela Corey to drop the case against Zimmerman, who has claimed from day one, February 26, that he shot Martin in self-defense because Martin was trying murder him.
Zimmerman Not a Racist
The Sentinel reported,
Federal civil-rights investigators interviewed dozens of George Zimmerman's friends, neighbors and co-workers, and no one said he was a racist, records released Thursday show.
FBI agents spread out across the state, talking to three dozen people, including gun-shop employees, Zimmerman's ex-fiancée and the Sanford police detective who led the investigation into the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old.
The key witness defending Zimmerman from the charge of racism is his ex-fiancée, the Sentinel reported, “who filed a domestic-violence injunction against him in 2005.” She “described Zimmerman as ‘protective and territorial’ toward her and ‘having a bad temper,’ but he was no racist, she told the FBI.” The paper continued,
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