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LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - For the first time since that fateful
night on February 26, the father of a neighborhood watch volunteer who
shot and killed an unarmed teenager sat down for a television interview. Robert
Zimmerman, father of George Zimmerman, said he decided it was time to
speak out for his son, against the advice of others. He shared with us
what George said happened on the night that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin
died. Complete coverage of Trayvon Martin shooting

"It's
my understanding that Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started
beating him," the 64-year-old Robert Zimmerman said. He said he
felt his son has been portrayed in the wrong way. He also said he and
his family have received death threats and asked that we not show his
face on camera. Because there has been a lot of break-ins in the
area, Robert said George thought it suspicious that someone would not be
walking on the street or the sidewalk on a rainy night --
that Martin would be walking between the town homes. He said after
making those observations, his son decided to call the police. "He
called the non-emergency number first, and they asked him where he was,
because he was at the rear of the town houses and there was no street
sign," said Robert. Even though a dispatcher told George
Zimmerman not to follow Martin, his father said his son continued his
pursuit to locate an address to give to police. "He lost sight of
the individual, he continued to walk down the same sidewalk to the next
street, so he could get an address for the police," he said. "He
went to the next street, realized where he was and was walking to his
vehicle. It's my understanding, at that point, Trayvon Martin walked up
to him and asked him, 'Do you have a [expletive] problem?' George said,
'No, I don't have a problem,' and started to reach for his cell
phone... at that point, he (Martin) was punching him in the nose, his
nose was broken and he was knocked to the concrete." Robert said Trayvon, "continued to beat George, and at some point, George pulled his pistol and did what he did."

When
asked about the screams for help which were heard on a 911 call, Robert
replied, "All of our family, everyone who knows George, knows
absolutely that is George screaming. There's no doubt in anyone's mind." As
for accounts from Trayvon Martin's girlfriend, who claimed she was on
the phone with Martin right before the altercation, he said, "I don't
believe that happened. I don't believe she was on the phone with him,
and I find it very strange with the publicity involved... that all of a
sudden, after three weeks, someone would remember that they were on the
phone." Zimmerman said he had faith in the FBI and others investigating the case and that the truth will come out.

Robert
Zimmerman, a former magistrate judge and Vietnam War veteran, said he
has never had to deal with anything of this magnitude. "Unimaginable," he said. "Tough was being in Vietnam and other things. This is way beyond anything I can imagine."

He believes his son will be cleared of any wrongdoing, but has a message to all the critics out there.

"I'm
sorry for the hate going around from the attorneys, from everyone
involved. They're just making up things no true about George."

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/trayvon_martin/032812-exclusive-robert-zimmerman-interview


Added: Mar-29-2012 
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