On Voice Mail George Zimmerman Thanks Friend

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Miami Herald
Miami Herald

A week after 911 tapes were released in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, another recording has been released, of George Zimmerman's voice mail.

In a message left for fellow neighborhood-watch captain Frank Taaffe, who has come out in support of Zimmerman, Zimmerman thanks Taffe for his support within the last month, according to the Huffington Post.

Here's a transcript of the voice mail:

Hey, Mr. Taaffe. This is George. Um, first and foremost, I wanted to say I am very sorry for the loss of your son, and, um, I can't imagine what you must be going through. Um, secondly, I wanted to thank you for doing everything you've been doing. Um, I know you don't have to, and I appreciate it, and you're truly setting an example for me for the future of, uh, doing the right thing even when it's tough, and, uh, I appreciate it. I'll talk to you soon. Thanks. Bye.

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Taaffe spoke to NBC Miami a week ago. "It's really sad that he has already been convicted in the public media and has already been sentenced to the gas chamber," he said. "Let's let justice do its job."

He also told CNN's Anderson Cooper that Martin could have avoided being killed if he had been "upfront and truthful."

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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