Thursday night, George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr.,  stopped by Piers Morgan’s show to give his account of the fateful night that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead.

According to Robert, his brother feared for his life and was being viciously beaten by the teen. Robert also claims Trayvon was attempting to take the gun from George, and his brother shot the youth in an attempt to save his own life–a story Zimmerman never told police.

Despite claims that he was being brutally beaten, ABC News obtained surveillance video taken shortly after the killing at the Sanford police station showing no blood or bruises on Zimmerman consistent with a life-threatening beating. But according to his brother, medical records will show that his brother suffered some injuries.

Many feel that the stories George Zimmerman’s brother and father have been telling are an attempt to mold George’s narrative to fit the facts. Although Zimmerman claims he was being viciously beaten, and according to his brother, one blow away from being brain damaged, he did not go to the doctor that night.

Robert Zimmerman Jr’s account also comes on the heels of a new witness coming forward who seems to contradict Zimmerman’s story.

On Thursday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with an unnamed witness who claims to have seen the shooting. According to the witness, they heard voices through a closed window, but later opened the window and heard someone aggressively yelling at another person. The witness said they saw two men on the ground, one on top of each other. He heard a yell for help, saw a scuffle and heard the gunshots.

The witness told Cooper that one of the men got up and didn’t appear hurt and walked toward him.

A special prosecutor, Angela Corey, has been assigned to the case and will be calling a grand jury into session on April 10. Until then, many will continue to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman.


  1. Dalili

    “This fantasy, this mythology [of] that he chased a person is just completely false, he didn’t chase anyone…he did not follow nor did he ever catch up to Mr. Martin.” Wow! Thank goodness for the 911 tapes!

    • entro

      On the tapes he was asked are you following the person he said yes. What in the hell are you talking about?

    • Dalili

      @entro: I was quoting his brother’s opening statement on the video which is disputed by the 911 tapes.

  2. entro

    How can they continue to blatantly lie and get away with this

    • entro

      I know @dalili I was referring to the brothers blatant lie. Sorry about the confusion

  3. where are these “new” witnesses coming from all the sudden?? this happened over a month ago, and all the sudden people are showing up?? where were they the night this happened?? Seems pretty odd… An attorney will have a field day with that.. wonder if there has been some door to door money flashing going on??

  4. alldawg

    Toure debates piers about zimmermans statements. it gets a bit heated…

  5. FIrst God bless the family for loss of their child. Second, why is Obama commenting on this? Obviously, he’s once again using a personal tragedy to further himself. What he said about Travon Martin possibly being his son is beyond psychological manipulation. It’s cruel and insensitive. He’s playing on the parent’s emotions right now. And the public’s. Typical narcissitic personality. Obama is the worst president in the history of the USA.

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