^Lying inconsistent trash! I see the counterattacks coming. I heard the whole 911 call, his intentions were to pursue that child. You don't agree to meet the police by the mailboxes, and then change your mind! Killer!
Just because America has accomplished so much with race relations, it doesn't mean we don't have a LONG way to go
Homicide detective Chris Serino says he wanted George Zimmerman slapped with manslaughter charges in shooting death of Trayvon Martin
The lead homicide detective probing the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin wanted the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer slapped with manslaughter charges from the get-go.
Investigator Chris Serino, of the Sanford Police Department, expressed doubt in George Zimmerman’s account of how the shooting went down, ABC News reported Tuesday.
Serino wanted Zimmerman, 28, tossed behind bars, but the state Attorney’s Office said there was not enough evidence to make an arrest, multiple sources told ABC News.
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In an affidavit taken the night of the Feb. 26 killing, Serino stated he was unconvinced by Zimmerman’s version of events in which he claimed self-defense, the network reported.
State Attorney Norman Wolfinger refused to comment.
The latest twist in the case prompting protests across the country came as Trayvon Martin’s parents went to Washington to demand justice for their son.
“The reason we’re here is that it is now more than 30 days and there still is no arrest,” said the Martin family attorney Ben Crump, after the parents appeared at a forum conducted by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee.
Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, was asked by reporters after the forum if he has a message for Zimmerman. “The only thing I would have to say to him (is) why did he have to take my son’s life?” the dad said.
The dead teen’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, added that “my heart is broken.”
“It breaks even more to know that we have not gotten justice yet and that this man has not been arrested for shooting and killing my son,” Fulton told reporters.
Zimmerman has been in hiding since the shooting, fearful for his life after a fringe group dubbed the New Black Panther Party put a $10,000 bounty on his head.
Fulton pleaded for supporters to refrain from violence on behalf of her son.
“We recognize that a lot of people are doing things on behalf of Trayvon Martin,” Fulton said. “We’ve decided that we want things to be done peaceful.”
During questioning at a police station right after the shooting, Zimmerman claimed he was following Trayvon, who was wearing a hoodie, because he looked suspicious. He said the unarmed 17-year-old attacked him first, knocking him down, jumping on top of him and slamming his head against the ground.
Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” law gives people the right to use force, including deadly force, during a life-threatening confrontation.
But Trayvon’s parents insist he was shot in cold blood while holding just a bag of Skittles and a bottle of iced tea.
The parents denied their son’s link to a Twitter account, in which he purportedly tweeted about smoking marijuana and made derogatory comments about women.
“It’s an account that there’s tweets even after he is dead,” Crump said. “It’s not his account.”
Meanwhile, a New Orleans cop under investigation for the fatal shooting of a black 20-year-old has been suspended for saying Trayvon deserved to die.
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