Witness: Zimmerman Straddled Trayvon

...with hands pressed on his back: neighbors

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 26, 2012 2:35 AM CDT | Updated Mar 26, 2012 7:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Another day, another completely conflicting witness in the Trayvon Martin killing. This time, a neighbor is rebutting George Zimmerman's claims of self-defense and trying to help Martin after the shooting. Mary Cutcher and her roommate say they went outside after hearing shots fired and spotted Zimmerman on top of Martin, "straddling the body, basically a foot on both sides of Trayvon's body, and his hands pressed on his back," Cutcher told MSNBC, adding: "Zimmerman never turned him over or tried to help him or CPR or anything."

“And for me it was a shock to see, oh my God, that it’s a kid. So skinny, baby-faced,” said Cutcher's roommate. After the shooting, Zimmerman just walked around with his hands on his head, like he was in shock. Who was crying during the incident is also a muddle. The crying "sounded young," said Cutcher. "It didn’t sound like a grown man is my point. It sounded to me like someone was in distress, and it wasn’t like a crying, sobbing boo-hoo, it was a definite whine.” (Also, a friend of Zimmerman's says he didn't call Trayvon a racial epithet ... but a term of endearment?)

This undated file family photo shows Trayvon Martin. Martin was slain in the town of Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26 in a shooting that has set off a nationwide furor over race and justice.
This undated file family photo shows Trayvon Martin. Martin was slain in the town of Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26 in a shooting that has set off a nationwide furor over race and justice.   (AP Photo/Martin Family, File)
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