Apr 19, 2014 fbook icon twitter icon rss icon
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911 Tapes of George Zimmerman Killing Trayvon Martin Released

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Police in Florida have released audio tapes of 911 calls regarding the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white neighborhood watch volunteer.

George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation inside Zimmerman's gated community in Sanford, Florida last month. Zimmerman claimed it was in self-defense, but Martin did not have a gun.

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Following accusations that the shooting was racially motivated, the Justice Department announced Monday that it would investigate the shooting.

"He committed no crime. My son wasn’t doing anything but walking on the sidewalk," Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton said on the "Today Show," adding that she thinks Zimmerman targeted him because of "the color of his skin."

The first 911 call was that of Zimmerman calling to report a "suspicious" person:

Another call is from a woman who said something is going on outside her house -- a person screaming for help. It can be heard in the background of the call. Presumably it is Martin:

Martin and Zimmerman:

Trayvon Martin

 

George Zimmerman