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
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)

(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?)

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Ultraworld
Mar 26, 2012 11:29 PM CDT
I still can't get past Zimmerman leaving his vehicle with a gun after he was told twice not to pursue the "suspicious person". What made him leave the safety of his vehicle with a gun. He has to explain that before I'll begin to understand to his side of the story.
USLady
Mar 26, 2012 8:57 PM CDT
Okay,many blacks are making this a huge racist issue,of course we want justice,but when CNN advertises for the black panthers that they want someone to find this man,They should be fired! sure the law needs to do their job! but you do not get on the news and help people out like the black panthers,CNN news was going against the law also,very bad news people in this aspect. when rallies are held in a hate type way.What do these people want! Blacks kill more blacks then whites kill blacks and more blacks kill whites.I do not see anyone uplifting their names and having rallies for them! They are all acting like Obama trying to bring discord and division between all Americans! that is just what Obama wants! and they are playing right in his hand! Now there are two sides to a coin,right,Well Zimmerman suffered a broke nose,cuts and injuries himself before he shot the 16 year old boy.They need to stop showing the photo of him when he was a small child,Show him how he was at the age he was.It is all a part of them using this horrible crime and this boys life to benefit them in some selfish way.Just like Obama using the boys life to try to gain votes.It is a shame and disgrace to this childs life what is taking place right now.Lets find out the facts! before we attack! people! No i do not believe Zimmerman should have shot him,but then again,i do not know the whole story.No one has even gave the man a chance to tell his side.
Jespersen
Mar 26, 2012 5:42 PM CDT
The area was not even secured where the shooting occurred by law enforcement. There are a lot of things that do not make sense in Zimmermans story. There are a lot more witnesses that are not coming forward.