George Zimmerman has remained completely silent as the controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin killing continues. But the neighborhood watchman, who admitted to shooting and killing the teen, has finally resurfaced on the voicemail of a friend, The Grio reports.
Nearly a month after the night of his fatal confrontation with Martin, Zimmerman left a message to thank a man who has been one of his most vocal supporters to date, Frank Taaffe:
Hey Mr. Taaffe. This is George. Um, first and foremost, I wanted to say I am very sorry for the loss of your son, and, um, I can’t imagine what you must be going through. Um, secondly, I wanted to thank you for doing everything you’ve been doing. Um, I know you don’t have to, and I appreciate it, and you’re truly setting an example for me for the future of, uh, doing the right thing even when it’s tough, and, uh, I appreciate it. I’ll talk to you soon. Thanks. Bye.
He has some NERVE, to talk about doing the right thing!!! It’s obvious that Zimmerman is oblivious to the fact that he has taken an innocent child’s life. He doesn’t care. And his neighbor Taffe is just as bad as he is.
Taaffe, a fellow neighborhood watchman and neighbor, has been very public about his support of Zimmerman. During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, he said that problem could have been avoided if Martin had been “up front and truthful” with Zimmerman.
He also spoke with NBC Miami about how troubled he was by Zimmerman’s portrayal in the media.
“It’s really sad that he has already been convicted in the public media and has already been sentenced to the gas chamber,” he told the news outlet. “Let’s let justice do its job.”
George Zimmerman, 28, told police that he shot the Miami native during a confrontation inside a gated community where Martin’s father lived. Zimmerman told the police that he noticed Martin, who he described in a call to 911 as a “suspicious” person who appeared to be on drugs. He then followed Martin, 17, against the recommendation of the 911 dispatcher. At some point the police said Martin noticed that he was being followed, questioned Zimmerman, and then a physical altercation ensued. Zimmerman reportedly ended up with a bloody nose. Martin ended up with a gunshot to the chest that took his young life.
Zimmerman claimed self-defense. The police questioned him, but then let him go. Sanford police declined to charge Zimmerman, saying they lack evidence refuting his claim of self-defense. Under the 2005 Stand Your Ground law, Florida residents can use lethal force against an attacker if they believe their life is threatened. However, Republican state lawmakers responsible for the controversial legislation recently said it shouldn’t apply to Zimmerman.
Police turned their investigation over to the State Attorney’s Office, which will assemble a grand jury on April 10 to decide whether to charge Zimmerman.
This case has completely sickened me and hurt me to my very core when I reported about it last week. That child had a bag of skittles. It doesn’t take a gun to defend yourself against a bag of skittles.. I must remind you that Zimmerman was studying CRIMINAL JUSTICE. He knew he would get away with it by using the stand your ground law.