Robert Zimmerman, 64, came to the aide of his son George Zimmerman in order to refute the stories floating around about his son. Zimmerman dismissed Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend and her claims that she spoke to Trayvon the moment before he died.
Robert Zimmerman told MyFox Orlando:
"It's my understanding that Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him."
He said he felt his son has been portrayed in the wrong way. He also said he and his family have received death threats and asked that they not show his face on camera.
The elder Zimmerman said George thought it suspicious that someone would not be walking on the street or the sidewalk on a rainy night and that Trayvon would be walking between the town homes. He said after making those observations, his son decided to call the police.
"He called the non-emergency number first, and they asked him where he was, because he was at the rear of the town houses and there was no street sign," Robert said.
Even though a dispatcher told George Zimmerman not to follow Martin, his father said his son continued his pursuit to locate an address to give to police.
"He lost sight of the individual, he continued to walk down the same sidewalk to the next street, so he could get an address for the police," he said.
As for accounts from Trayvon Martin's girlfriend, who claimed she was on the phone with Martin right before the altercation, he said:
"I don't believe that happened. I don't believe she was on the phone with him, and I find it very strange with the publicity involved... that all of a sudden, after three weeks, someone would remember that they were on the phone."
Zimmerman said he had faith in the FBI and others investigating the case and that the truth will come out.
Robert Zimmerman, a former magistrate judge and Vietnam War veteran, said he has never had to deal with anything of this magnitude.
Phone records have shown that Trayvon was talking to his girlfriend up to the minute before his confrontation with Zimmerman, so for Robert to say that Trayvon's girlfriend is wrong doesn't make sense.
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