The Trayvon Martin case has garnered nationwide attention and today marks one month since the high school senior was gunned down in a Sanford, Florida gated community at the hands of neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.
New developments have surfaced in the case, including a new witness who came forward suggesting that Zimmerman pinned Trayvon face down after the shooting and did nothing to help him.
According to Mary Cutcher on Dateline NBC, she and her roommate both saw Zimmerman “straddling the body, basically a foot on both sides of Trayvon’s body, and his hands pressed on his back.”
Mary Cutcher told Dateline NBC’s Lester Holt in an interview:
“It sounded young. It didn’t sound like a grown man is my point. It sounded to me like someone was in distress and it wasn’t like a crying, sobbing boo-hoo, it was a definite whine.”
Cutcher added that Zimmerman told her and her roommate to call the police. ”Zimmerman never turned him over or tried to help him or CPR or anything,” Cutcher said.
Today, Trayvon’s parents will address a city meeting at the First United Methodist Church on South Park Avenue, and end at the Sanford Civic Center. Then a town hall meeting will be held at the Sanford Civic Center at 401 E. Seminole Blvd.
Trayvon’s parents are expected to attend, as are civil rights activists Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton.
City leaders have said speakers will be set up outside so those who cannot get inside the building can hear the proceedings. #HoodiesUp
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