Trayvon Martin's 'Last Words' Should Make Us Angry

george zimmermanNew details about the Trayvon Martin shooting have surfaced: A law-enforcement source close to the case (but not directly involved) claims to know Trayvon Martin's last words. That is, according to the accounts Zimmerman gave police.

The odd thing is, Martin's last words don't make much sense. They're baffling. Did Zimmerman make them up, distort what Martin really said, or are we just missing details that would give more context to the phrase Martin supposedly said just before he died?

If anything, Martin's supposed last words just deepen the mystery.

According to the source, right after Zimmerman shot Martin the boy said, "Okay, you got it" twice before dying.

Martin's father said police told him Trayvon's last words were actually, "Okay, you got me." This would make much more sense. But the family's own lawyer doesn't believe either version.

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Regardless, we'll probably never know for sure. This is just one more drop from the steady drip of random, out-of-context details that have leaked from this case. I just don't think we can take "okay, you got it" very seriously at all. Who cares what this anonymous source says Zimmerman told the police? We're not on the jury. And we're not being presented with a coherent case.

Really, I wish everyone with access to information would just zip it and let the grownups get their work done. I mean, thanks random source dude, for that totally unhelpful bit of information. What other non-illuminating details would you like to leak next? What this detail really reveals is how hungry we are to reach a conclusion about this story -- and how far away we still are.

Meanwhile, Zimmerman's family members will be testifying at his bond hearing tomorrow morning.

Do you think these really are Trayvon Martin's last words, or do you think we'll ever know?

 

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nonmember avatar drbobnm

"..OK, you got it..." makes perfect sense if he was referring to the gun they were fighting over.

John Hancock

I can only guess or imagine what his last words were....Why do people post and print when they don't really know for sure.

nonmember avatar Rubye

Mz Velez....why didn't you take your own advice? "Really, I wish everyone with access to information would just zip it and let the grownups get their work done." Your article added nothing of significance to the issued atg all.

nonmember avatar Ruby

@Ronald R. Johns, Trayvon's didn't have to be made to believe anything! Trayvon had no arrest record and his toxicology reports stated the were no DRUGS or ALCOHOL in his system unlike some teenagers his age. Trayvon had every right to be where he was, his parent lives there. The only way in is to be be buzzed on or he had the the key. Zimmerman was self-appointed watchman that's why the apt. Owners will be getting sued next. Trayvon had every right to defend himself against Zimmerman and he did it without a gun. Zimmerman the punk couldn't handle an old fashioned knuckle fight so he shot him. My question is, if Zimmerman is so innocent why did they keep this child in the morgue for three days without notifying his parents? They had his cellphone. Im going to through a party when Zimmerman is sentenced for murder, or some lifer murks him in prison.

nonmember avatar Candace

@ Ronald R. Johns , how do you know that they're friends with the Black Panthers? The Black Panthers probably heard about this the same way that I did, through the media and decided to do something about it! Something needed to be done because obviously the police didn't care! If I was walking home and some stranger started following me I would do everything that I could to get away from him, even if that means bashing his head into the side walk. You're a 28 year old man with a gun going up against a 17 year old boy with a can of tea and skittles! Tell me now who the aggresor was and who had the upper hand in the situation! At 28 you should be able to make better decision's than a teenager, he was just a "want to be cop" who took things way to far and now regrets it.

nonmember avatar wayne Wurster

the WHOLE thing saying he is racist when his family members and friends are of same race is a joke pushed by idiots like J jackson and al sharpton 2 of the biggest racist on planet! let police do thier investigation and media needs to back off! Nobody knows what happen except the 2 involved! public making things worse by passing judgement on one man without knowing all the facts because these rallie leaders are so quick to judge themselves! is jackson and al sharpton gonna give an apology if he is found not guilty? answer is No cause they never have in the past!

nonmember avatar wayne Wurster

the WHOLE thing saying he is racist when his family members and friends are of same race is a joke pushed by idiots like J jackson and al sharpton 2 of the biggest racist on planet! let police do thier investigation and media needs to back off! Nobody knows what happen except the 2 involved! public making things worse by passing judgement on one man without knowing all the facts because these rallie leaders are so quick to judge themselves! is jackson and al sharpton gonna give an apology if he is found not guilty? answer is No cause they never have in the past!

nonmember avatar Barbara

Contribute to Zimmerman's defense against a lynching at therealgeorgezimmerman.com. Show up for the rally this weekend wearing a tee shirt with the photo of the back of George's head.

nonmember avatar Bill Fold

Pretty clear to me what they mean...Ok, you got it..meaning control of the gun martin was going after, then BANG BANG you're dead...case closed...next.

Chris Wallace

@Ruby - Sweetheart, please learn something about this case before commenting. The body was NOT in the morgue three days before his parents were notified. His dad was informed at 8 am the next morning. Martin's autopsy reports are sealed and you have no way of knowing the toxicology. His parent did NOT live there, some woman his dad dated lived there.

You know nothing of this case. Please refrain from spreading further ignorance.

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