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Now Online: Zimmerman's Story, as Told by Zimmerman

Investigator tells him Trayvon was 'not exactly your prime suspect type'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2012 9:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – Want to hear exactly what George Zimmerman told police the night he killed Trayvon Martin? Well now you can. Zimmerman's lawyers have posted a number of documents online, including audio and video recordings of his police interrogations. The story Zimmerman tells is a familiar one; Zimmerman says Trayvon circled his car and then assaulted him. Perhaps more interesting is the police response to Zimmerman. In one exchange, transcribed by the Orlando Sentinel, lead investigator Chris Serino seems to be almost coaching Zimmerman. "You're gonna have anxiety over this and nightmares," he says. "I'm here for that."

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The investigator warns Zimmerman that he's going to "come under a lot of scrutiny" for the killing. "This person was not doing anything bad. He was 17 years old. An athlete. A kid with a future. … Not the goon." Serino adds that, for future neighborhood-watch reference, burglars usually wear black-on-black. "This guy had a gray hoodie. But his pants were beige. Not exactly your prime suspect type." (Read more George Zimmerman stories.)

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