Sanford Police Detectives Chris Serino and Doris Singleton interviewed George Zimmerman in the hours and days after he killed Trayvon Martin. Newly released video and audio proves that they both had serious reservations about his story, reports the Miami Herald.
Detailing his encounter with Martin, Zimmerman told Singleton that the “bad guys always get away. ” This prompted Serino to accuse Zimmerman of profiling:
“You wanted to catch him. You wanted to catch the bad guy, the f—–g punk who can’t get away,” Serino said.
Zimmerman replied, “I wasn’t following him; I was just going in the same direction he was.”
Serino responded, “That’s following.”
Serino referred to Zimmerman as probably being a “good guy,” but found it suspicious that his minor injuries didn’t match his account of being viciously beaten by a “child” carrying candy and an iced tea. He also noted that Zimmerman had no defensive wounds on his hands, as one would expect from such a violent struggle.
According to the Herald:
Zimmerman repeatedly told police that Trayvon Martin sucker-punched him, tried to suffocate him and bashed his head into the concrete to the point it felt his “head was going to explode.” He said Trayvon tried to take his gun from him before saying: “You’re going to die tonight, motherf—–.”
But Serino wondered why Zimmerman’s skull wasn’t fractured, why he didn’t know the street names of a tiny neighborhood where he’d lived for three years… Serino got him to acknowledge what Trayvon’s parents and lawyers have said all along: that Zimmerman got out of his car that night not so much to check for an address to give police, but to find out where the teen went.
“That was a kid with a future, a kid with folks that care. Not a goon,” he said. “In his mind’s eye, he perceived you as a threat. He has every right to defend himself.”
Zimmerman recounts the events of the night of Martin’s murder as follows: