George Zimmerman's mug shot. (Seminole County Sheriff's Office/Wikimedia Commons)
Attorneys for second-degree murder suspect George Zimmerman, who admits to shooting unarmed minor Trayvon Martin but claims the act was self-defense, today released selected police tapes, including a video of Zimmerman reenacting his fight with Martin at the site of the shooting. According to the Associated Press
, the video shows Zimmerman providing his most detailed portrayal yet of what happened on the night of February 26 in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman claims to have pulled his gun from a waist holster and fired once at Martin, who was on top of him, smothering his face with his arms, and pounding the back of his head until it felt like "it was going to explode." In a separate video taken at the police station, a Sanford detective commented on Zimmerman's injuries being inconsistent with the story, and Martin being "not a goon."
Before today, Zimmerman was most recently in the news for a leaked phone call between him and his wife where they discussed personal finances, which resulted in her arrest for misrepresenting their financial state at his bond hearing and the judge revoking his bond.
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