The material collected by investigators after the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin was released today by George Zimmerman's lawyers on his website, and includes the results of a voice stress test that Zimmerman passed, a video re-enactment, a handwritten statement, and audio interviews.
Here are excerpts from Zimmerman's version of events, according to the newly released material:
"He took my head and slammed it against the concrete several times, and each time I thought my head was going to explode and I thought I was going to lose consciousness." "I started screaming for help. He told me to shut the f**k up, and I was suffocating." "I didn't want him to keep slamming my head on the concrete so I kind of shifted. But when I shifted my jacket came up…and it exposed my firearm. That's when he said you are going to die tonight. He took one hand off my mouth, and slid it down my chest. I took my gun aimed it at him and fired."
In related news, Sanford City Police Chief Bill Lee was fired Wednesday following widespread criticism of his department's initial investigation into the shooting.
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Read this and weep -- Karen Huff Klein, a 68-year-old bus monitor for the Greece Central School District in Rochester, NY, recently was harassed to tears by a group of teens, who captured their abuse on video and gleefully shared it on Facebook.
Their bullying is tough to stomach, but here are a few choice excerpts:
No one deserves to be driven to tears by juvenile delinquents with big mouths and no shame. Help send these kids to prison here (though this link contains some offensive content, itself).
(Not Safe For Work -- teenage a**holes.)
Meet Millie the Bengal cat, who was promoted to security guard for some of the UK's best-selling toys after she was spotted trolling the factory floor.
"We are expecting a bumper year this Christmas with orders starting to fly in from retailers putting in their requests, including new boys action toy releases for Ben 10 and Power Rangers," a factory spokesman said. "'With the appointment of Millie the security cat, our toys are now very well protected."
Millie's owner weighs in on her cat's success: "Millie has always had a very vigilant personality and doesn't mind long hours alone."
Millie will be paid in cat food and fish.
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