Originally Posted by Pawnmower
Like what? I honestly don't know the statements well enough to poke holes in them. Pretend you are the prosecutor, point out the holes , 1 by 1.
First of all, we already know he's a liar. He committed perjury by lying about how much money he had available in order to get better bail. So that already puts him in a bad spot character-wise.
His statement tries to make a strong case that he wasn't following Trayvon. And that he was ambushed by surprise. He claims to have only been looking for a street sign, when in fact he ended up very far away from the car (very, very far, if you factor in his claim that he was returning to his car). This testimony is also very inconsistent with his phone call to 911 -- he was CLEARLY following Trayvon and even acknowledged he was. Even if I despise the fact that he followed Trayvon, I see nothing illegal (just extremely unethical) about doing it. So why does Zimmerman insist he wasn't following when he clearly was?
He also claims that he was afraid of Trayvon when he was in his car. Then he gets out of his car and wanders far away from it and into an open courtyard. T
He claims he was ambushed from behind the bushes, which don't really exist (he was out in the wide open -- given how out in the open the courtyard was where the attack was, it's VERY hard to believe Trayvon attacked him by surprise). Instead, we are to believe that in the middle of a big courtyard, Trayvon jumped out of imaginary bushes and got in front of Zimmerman, and sucker punched him. The more likely story is that given the wide open space they were in, they both saw the confrontation coming and both stupidly embraced the confrontation, instead of running from it.
And then there's the struggle. There are parts of the story that don't seem to add up. Namely, if Trayvon was covering Zimmerman's mouth according to the story, then why was there clearly audible screaming for help in the 911 call? If his head was being smashed repeatedly into the concrete, why were there pretty minor head cuts (that kind of thing, to me, seems like an action that would create serious head injury). And why is there no evidence of Zimmerman trying to fight back, as if there was an actual struggle? (Zimmerman claims he was trying to wrestle his way into better position)?
His story does not hang together.