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  George Zimmerman’s Story Continues To Shift
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Last EditedForwardista  Jul 19, 2012 08:11pm
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News DateFriday, July 20, 2012 02:10:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionGeorge Zimmerman’s interview on Wednesday night with FOX News host Sean Hannity made it clear for the cable viewing nation that his story continues to shift in small but important ways.

Hannity was a mostly sympathetic interviewer, having defended Zimmerman for months as a misunderstood and maligned victim who almost certainly was forced to kill unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in self defense.

But even Hannity managed to catch the former neighborhood watchman on some inconsistencies early in the interview. The FOX host asked him to talk about the night of the Feb. 26 killing, when he first spotted the teen walking in the rain through the gated neighborhood in the Orlando suburbs.

From inside his vehicle that night, Zimmerman, 28, called the police and asked them to come out and investigate what Martin was up to. He had no idea that Martin was staying in the neighborhood with his father and his father’s girlfriend and was walking back from the store.

On a recording of the call, Zimmerman could be heard at one point telling the dispatcher that Martin had taken off. “****, he’s running,” Zimmerman said. At almost the same moment, the audio captured him taking off his seat belt, opening the door to his vehicle and getting out to follow the teen.

Authorities have said Martin ran because he was afraid of Zimmerman and that the neighborhood watchman chased him down, confronted him and eventually shot and killed him.

But on Wednesday night’s broadcast, Zimmerman changed his story from what he told the dispatcher that night.
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