Another version of Trayvon Martin's killing has emerged. A new eyewitness has come forward to give his account of the tragic events which unfolded on Feb. 26 in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.
With his voice muffled in disguise, this unnamed witness was heard on CNN's AC 360 on Thursday saying that the first time he heard voices, he thought they were of people walking their dog. Then he heard the voices again so he opened his window, where he saw two men one on top of each other scuffling on the grass near his home.
He said he turned away from the window, then heard painful yells for help. This witness said he looked out the window again and saw the two men still scuffling but it was too dark to tell who was on top of whom, then he heard gunshots.
Anderson Cooper asked him if he heard more than one gunshot for he had used the plural word, to which he replied,"..it was more like a pop. I don't know if it was an echo but it definitely made more than one pop."
He said one of the men, the bigger one, got up and the other was lying face down in the grass as if he was dead. The bigger man, which he now knows was Zimmerman, was walking around like he was unhurt. Other neighbors who called 911 after hearing the screams for help also say that the screams had sounded like the younger boy's not an older man.
Anderson asked the witness who was on top when the gun went off and he said it was dark but he rememebered the bigger man was the one who got up as the teen lay face down in the grass. Again, other witnesses said that after they ran out, Zimmerman was straddling Trayvon's back as he lay dead on the ground.
Zimmerman's older brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., was seen on Piers Morgan Thursday night, giving yet another story of what he said his brother recounted to him, saying his brother did what he had to do to protect himself from being killed or being hurt so badly that he had to wear diapers for the rest of his life.
It seems like his family are all speaking out lately for his father, Judge Robert Zimmerman, also gave his version of what he says his son told him happened that fateful night and the varying episodes only add to the confusion, controversy and outrage.
28-year-old self-appointed neighborhood watchman Zimmerman, shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin over a month ago but no arrest has been made.
Communities nationwide and Trayvon's parents Tracey and Sybrina are on a daily crusade for what they call "justice." They say the neighborhood watchman racially profiled the teen, then hunted him down and killed him.
Zimmerman's family and friends claim it was self-defense and Florida's Stand Your Ground law is being used as justification for the killing.
A recent video has surfaced showing Zimmerman in Sanford police custody on the night of the killing and there were no visible signs of injuries or blood except what looked like a slight bump on the head.
Zimmerman has claimed Trayvon beat him badly, breaking his nose and inflicting a deep gash on the back of his head from banging it into the pavement. None of that or even bandages could be seen on the police surveillance video. Moreover, the eyewitness alleged that Trayvon and Zimmerman were scuffling on the grass not the pavement.
Experts have said that the injuries Zimmerman said he sustained would have bleed profusely and police would have used gloves to handle him, which was standard procedure. None of that was seen.
Zimmerman was reportedly treated at the scene by authorites and a medical report should exist, though police aren't talking. No one knows if police took photographs of Zimmerman's supposed injuries on the night of the killing. We know he wasn't tested for drugs or alcohol but Trayvon was reportedly tested for drugs.
Now why was the dead child tested for drugs and the killer not? Why did police simple accept his version of what happened and never thought of Trayvon's Stand Your Ground rights? Why? There are more questions than answers as anger, frustration, tension and outrage grow across the nation.
Click on the link below to read some of my earlier reports and to view the police video of Zimmerman.