Prosecutors have released more evidence in the George Zimmerman case today: video, audio recordings and written statements, including a police report that concludes Trayvon was running away from Zimmerman.
Most of the other evidence released includes a longer version of the re-enactment video made by Zimmerman, along with new paperwork: a nearly 30-page Sanford police report that was previously unreleased.
The paperwork revealed that Sanford police concluded Trayvon was running toward the townhouse where he was staying when the two confronted each other.
And it shows that they believed Zimmerman was following Trayvon, something the second-degree murder defendant initially admitted, but later denied.
In the longer version of the re-enactment video, Zimmerman talks about his injuries, including a broken nose, and says of Trayvon: “He was just focused on my head.”
According to a statement written by police Investigator Chris Serino:
“Investigative findings show the physical injuries displayed by George Michael Zimmerman were marginally consistent with a life-threatening episode as described by him.”
Last week, Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara released audio and video recordings of Zimmerman’s statements to police in the days following the shooting.
In the new extended version, we see Zimmerman giving more detailed accounts of what happened on the night he killed Trayvon Martin.
A police report written statement says that Zimmerman’s actions were: “inconsistent with those of a person who has stated he was in fear of” and that Zimmerman had “at least 2 opportunities” to defuse situation with Trayvon.
The police report also stated that Zimmerman “failed to identify himself as a concerned resident or a neighborhood watch member” to Trayvon.
Also released was Zimmerman’s signed Miranda warning:
Zimmerman had been released on $150,000 bond in April, but it was revoked after Judge Kenneth Lester ruled Zimmerman and his wife had misled the court and prosecutors about his finances.
He remains behind bars at the Seminole County Jail awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge of Trayvon.
He is scheduled to be in court on Friday for his second bond hearing.