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7/15/2013 (1 year ago)

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Interviews with dozens revealed George Zimmerman as 'having little hero complex'

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, after conducting three dozen interviews with witnesses said they found no evidence of racism on the part of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Lead detective Sanford Det. Chris Serino says the evidence suggests that Zimmerman profiled Trayvon due to his attire and the circumstances - but not his race.

A gun dealer called police to say that some time in mid-March, George Zimmerman called to say he was afraid for his life and 'needed more guns.'

A gun dealer called police to say that some time in mid-March, George Zimmerman called to say he was afraid for his life and "needed more guns."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/15/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, FBI, evidence, shooting


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Detective Serino saw Zimmerman as "having little hero complex, but not as a racist."

Another collection of evidence in the Zimmerman murder case was released last week. The Duval County State Attorney released reports from agents who investigated whether any racial bias was involved in Trayvon's Feb. 26 killing. Bank surveillance videos from the day of the killing, crime scene photos and memos from prosecutors were among the evidence recently released.

A note from the prosecutor who said one of the witnesses said her son, a minor, had felt pressured by investigators to say the injured man he saw was wearing a red top was among the evidence presented. The testimony was considered essential as it backed up Zimmerman's allegation that he - wearing red - was being pummeled.

Zimmerman's neighbors and co-workers told agents that Zimmerman had not expressed any racial animosity at any time prior to the Feb. 26 shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin in a confrontation at a Sanford housing complex. As Sanford police investigated the circumstances of Martin's death, the FBI opened a parallel probe to determine if Martin's civil rights had been violated.

Among the revelations found in nearly 300 pages of records:

- Zimmerman arrived at one of his police interviews with a friend who works as an air marshal, who told police Zimmerman was physically abused by his mother and had been estranged from his family.

- Authorities confiscated a handgun from Zimmerman's car the day he turned himself in to be charged with second-degree murder.

- A gun dealer called police to say that some time in mid-March, Zimmerman called to say he was afraid for his life and "needed more guns."

- An ex-girlfriend of Zimmerman testified that he had outbursts and sometimes threatened suicide. She suspected it was a result of Accutane, the acne medicine he took. She said he was the "last person in the world" she thought would be involved in such an incident.

- The ex girlfriend said she and Zimmerman had a violent argument when she caught him on a singles dating web site, even though they were engaged to be married.

The 28-year-old Zimmerman claims Trayvon attacked him, breaking his nose and slamming his head on the concrete at the Retreat at Twin Lakes townhouse complex. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder, which carries a potential life sentence.

The state attorney's office says Zimmerman wrongly assumed Trayvon was a criminal, and says he did not suffer injuries serious enough to require deadly force to defend himself.

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