Busy Parent Briefing: Friend Recounts Trayvon's Final Momentsamberdoty
New details have emerged in the case of Trayvon Martin, the teen that was fatally shot last month while walking home from 7-Eleven by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. ABC News reports that they have obtained call logs that show Martin was on the phone with a friend five minutes before the police arrived on the scene.
The 16-year-old girl that was on the phone with Martin that night has chosen to remain anonymous, but has shared the details of their conversation with the Martin family attorney, Ben Crump and her account of the events call Zimmerman’s claim that he acted in self defense into question.
Martin’s friend claims that the boy told her he was being watched by a man. The friend implored Martin to run, but he said he would just walk fast, eventually telling her he thought he had lost him.
Later, Martin did run, but according to the teen, the man caught up to him. “Trayvon said, ‘What, are you following me for,’ and the man said, ‘What are you doing here.’ Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell,” the teenager told Crump and ABC news. She said she tried to call Martin back, but no one answered.
Shortly thereafter, 911 recordings captured Martin screaming for help and police arrived on the scene to find the boy shot in the chest.
Zimmerman has yet to be arrested for shooting the unarmed teen, however, Federal investigators announced yesterday that they plan to open a full-scale criminal investigation into the case. Tracey Martin, the teen’s father, told ABC news he will not rest until Zimmerman is “arrested, tried and convicted.”