Lawyers: Zimmerman Whispered ‘Punks’ Before Shooting Trayvon Martin | Roland Martin Reports

Lawyers: Zimmerman Whispered ‘Punks’ Before Shooting Trayvon Martin

Source: CNN

Sanford, Florida – George Zimmerman told his lawyers that he whispered “punks,” not a racial slur, in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin, his attorneys told CNN on Thursday.

Some people interpreted the police recording of Zimmerman’s call to 911 as evidence the fatal shooting was racially motivated.

Zimmerman attorneys Hal Ulrig and Craig Sonner told CNN their client told them that he said, “F—ing punks.”

Forensic audio expert Tom Owen, who analyzed 911 recordings, agreed the garbled word that raised controversy was “punks,” not the racial slur some people said they heard.

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