Trayvon Martin shooter wasn’t screaming on 911 tape

    Forensic experts don’t believe that cries for help heard during a 911 call made the night of Trayvon Martin’s shooting came from George Zimmerman.

    Forensic consultant Tom Owen of Owen Forensic Services LLC  told the Orlando Sentinel that, after running the call through sophisticated voice match software, there’s only a 48 percent chance that person heard screaming could be George. However, a positive match will usually rate at least 90 percent.

    "As a result of that, you can say with reasonable scientific certainty that it’s not Zimmerman," said Tom, a chair emeritus for the American Board of Recorded Evidence. He couldn’t say definitively, however, that the voice belongs to Trayvon since he doesn’t have a sample of the Florida teen’s voice.

    Michigan audio engineer Ed Primeau is positive that the cries came from the 17-year-old shooting victim. "I believe that’s Trayvon Martin in the background, without a doubt," said the forensic expert. "That’s a young man screaming."

    Along with this news, George’s former co-workers have come forward and said that the shooter had a tendency to fly off the handle. The New York Daily News reports tht George had been fired from a job as security for house parties because he was "being too aggressive."

    “Usually he was just a cool guy,” the unidentified colleague said.  “But it was like Jekyll and Hyde. When dude snapped, he snapped.”

    The person summed it up, “He had a temper and he became a liability." George’s former co-worker went on to recall one such incident where he actually flew into a rage during an incident with an intoxicated partygoer.

    “One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted," they said. “It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.”

    George’s ex-fiancee Veronica Zuazo also told the Miami Herald about an incident where he repeatedly hit her in the face. She said that they were on the way to a counseling session in 2002 when she popped her gum in his face and he began smacking her in the face.

    Three years later in 2005, there was another incident of domestic violence when Veronica claims that George snatched her mobile phone and shoved her during an argument. She later filed a restraining order against him.

    The former couple also accused each other of abuse in court petitions they both filed.

     

    Along with these reports, newly enhanced video of George being walked into the police station has just been released by ABC News. On the tape it looks as though Zimmerman might have an injury on the back of his head.

     

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