Loading...

George Zimmerman Re-Enacts Shooting & Killing Trayvon Martin in Police Reenactment Videotape

49,009 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jul 6, 2013

This re-enactment of George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin was videotaped by Sanford Police the day after he killed Trayvon. It was presented to the jury by the prosecution, not the defense. Some believe it was a mistake by the prosecution to show it because it essentially let George Zimmerman testify without actually having to be on the stand and face cross-examination. It's always a risk for defense lawyers to put their clients on the stand because they'll face extreme scrutiny by the prosecution and there's always that risk that a juror won't like them (for whatever reason). Showing George Zimmerman explain his side of the story on video makes it easier for the defense and gives them more reason not to put him on the stand.

Also, a picture is worth a thousand words. The jury was able to see with their own eyes Zimmerman's account of what happened and how he may have acted in self-defense. It would be tougher for a jury to see what the prosecution is trying to picture without actually seeing it.

At 9:09 Zimmerman is recalling how he yelled for help. People might compare this yell with the yell heard in the 911 call. However, in this re-enactment he does not say it in a manner he would if his life was in danger. It seems like he's merely explaining that he yelled for help rather than actually yelling for help because he really needed it. So it's probably not a good reference to compare with the 911 call.

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...