Did Zimmerman Lie at His Bond Hearing?
In the case of Trayvon Martin, it's the questions of the day: Did George Zimmerman lie under oath at his bond hearing when he said he thought that Trayvon was a "little bit" younger than he? Or was he lying when he called the police about the "suspicious" teen? One thing's for sure: He hasn't been consistent.
Kollege Kid points out that the transcript of the 911 call Zimmerman made before he shot and killed Trayvon says he thought that Trayvon looked as if he was in his "late teens." (Listen to this unedited recording, around the 1:10 mark.)
But then, speaking today before a Florida judge set a $150,000 bond, he said (after telling Trayvon's parents that he was "sorry for the loss of" their son), "I thought he was a little bit younger than I was."
So Zimmerman thought Trayvon looked as if he was in his late teens the day he was killed, but now, in retrospect, he thinks he looked "a little bit younger than" 28?
Perhaps Natalie Jackson, an attorney for Trayvon's family, picked up on that inconsistency right away. After today's hearing, she called the "apology" "the most disingenuous, insulting thing I've ever seen." It's definitely starting to look that way.