We now know more about what happened to poor Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old kid who was killed by a neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, while returning home from the store back in February. Police haven’t arrested Zimmerman yet because he claimed self-defense, but now the FBI and U.S. Justice Department are finally investigating the murder as a possible hate crime. The 911 tapes were released over the weekendwhich gave everyone just a taste of what really happened that night but ABC News got a hold of call logs on Trayvon’s phone that show he was talking to his 16-year-old girlfriend seconds before he was killed and she heard everything that happened firsthand.
Read full story after the jumpThe girl would only talk to attorneys who recorded her statement and her parents won’t give out her name, but she said when she was talking to Trayvon as he was walking back home in the rain and he was telling her about this strange guy who was on a phone following him:
“He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man. I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run.”
Trayvon did eventually decide to run but he was eventually cornered.
“Trayvon said, ‘What, are you following me for,’ and the man said, ‘What are you doing here.’ Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again and he didn’t answer the phone.”
After that the line went dead and it was just seconds later that Trayvon was killed.
On the contrary, when George Zimmerman called 911, he told police that Trayvon was acting funny, looked suspicious and seemed to be on drugs…now we know he was talking to his girlfriend and trying to figure out why a strange man in an SUV who was on his cell phone, was following him while he was trying to get home. He put on his hood because it was raining. He wasn’t on drugs, he was scared. And if there was some strange man, staring you down and following you in an SUV, you’d probably run to.
When Travon’s father Tracey Martin heard the girlfriend’s statement it gave him further proof that George Zimmerman needs to be in jail for the murder of his son.
“[Trayvon] knew he was being followed and tried to get away from the guy, and the guy still caught up with him and that’s the most disturbing part. He thought he had got away from the guy and the guy back-tracked for him.”
“When George Zimmerman is arrested, tried and convicted I will get a little rest.”
Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend has been completely traumatized by what she heard and had to be hospitalized. According to the family’s lawyers:
“She couldn’t even go to his wake, she was so sick. She spent the night in the hospital. She is traumatized beyond anything you could imagine.”