Zimmerman Says Trayvon Decked Him, Pummled Head

Don’t misunderstand, I’m not defending Zimmerman. Nor am I going to defend Trayvon. What we need are facts, rather than frontier justice ending with a lynch mob

(Orlando Sentinal) With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, authorities have revealed to the Orlando Sentinel.

That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say.

Zimmerman has not spoken publicly about what happened, but that night, Feb. 26, and in later meetings he described and re-enacted for police what he says happened.

In his version of events, he had turned around and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from behind, the two exchanged words then Trayvon punched him in the nose, sending him to the ground, and began beating him.

If the facts turn out that Zimmerman was the aggressor, and shot Trayvon in cold blood, he should be locked up for life. But, what if the facts turn out that Zimmerman was attacked? Shouldn’t we have all the facts before a rush to scalp collecting? We are a nation of law, not a nation of Men. Let the Grand Jury get the facts before putting out death threats.

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