George Zimmerman probably figured it would be a good idea to tell “his side”of the story during an hour-long pre-recorded interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity that aired last night.
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Though defense attorney’s beg to differ, saying that he would have been better off keeping his mouth shut, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
“I think George Zimmerman needs to stop talking,” said David Faulkner, a former FBI agent and Winter Park criminal defense attorney.
On top of that, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey filed formal notice that she intends to enter the Fox News interview into evidence.
“I don’t think the interview changes anyone’s mind. It just adds more statements that they’re going to have to defend at trial,” said Faulkner.
Zimmerman has changed his story numerous times and the Fox interview revealed several additional changes to the narrative he originally gave Sanford police detectives.
The Orlando Sentinel spotted several inconsistencies during the Fox interview:
Zimmerman deviated at least twice from his previous versions of what happened the night he shot Trayvon. He told Hannity he got out of his truck to follow Trayvon because he needed to find a house number to help police find him, but in recorded interviews with Sanford police, he said it was because he needed to find the street’s name, something detectives challenged him on.
Also, Zimmerman told Hannity that Trayvon “skipped” away from him and did not run in fear when after they first spotted each other a minute or two before their fatal face-to-face confrontation.
And, as NewsOne reported, even his story about the specifics of his confrontation with Trayvon are fuzzy, at best:
Because much of what Zimmerman has said in the past — on record — and even live tonight contradicts a number of media reports. For example, at the beginning of this month, medical reports indicated that all of the banging that Martin allegedly did to his head did NOT actually happen. Why is this problematic? Because Zimmerman has insisted — and still insists — that besides breaking his nose, this was the main form of abuse he suffered at the hands of Martin.
And while we are on the broken nose issue, just last week, another report came out indicating that police at the crime scene could not agree on whether Zimmerman’s nose was even broken or not.
It is no surprise that Corey intends to use the interview against Zimmerman, though we suppose that the wanna-be cop believes that he is smarter than anyone else and that he can evoke some degree of emotional support from folks watching him express his disingenuous “pain” for Trayvon’s parents. “I pray from them daily,” he told Hannity.
Please. And, to add insult to injury, he somehow believes divine intervention moved him to kill a teenager that was not bothering him. “I feel as though it was all in God’s plan,” he said of the night he shot Trayvon dead.
His sense of emotional empathy is clinically bizarre.
Donna Goerner, a former assistant state attorney in Sanford, told the Sentinel that Zimmerman had “Gods plan” confused. Goerner says she knows what God was really telling him on Feb. 26, the night Zimmerman killed Trayvon.
“From my perspective, God sent you a messenger to stay in your truck, and you didn’t listen.”
Zimmerman Prosecutor: I’ll Use Fox News Interview Against Him! was originally published on newsone.com