Zimmerman passed police lie dectector test on night of Martin shooting

4:31 PM, Jun 26, 2012   |    comments
George Zimmerman is escorted into the Sanford, Fla., police station in handcuffs on the night he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. (AP/USA Today)
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(USA Today) -- A confidential report released Tuesday from Florida prosecutors shows that George Zimmerman passed a lie detector test the night he shot Trayvon Martin.

The Sanford, Fla., police report shows that the test involved his claim that he did not confront the unarmed 17-year-old on Feb. 26 and that he feared for his life when he shot Trayvon.

According to the police report, Zimmerman was asked nine questions, including two related to the shooting in the gated community.

According to the report, officials conducting the test asked Zimmerman these two questions:

  1. Tester: "Did you confront the guy you shot?" Zimmerman: "No."
  2. Tester: "Were you in fear for your life, when you shot the guy?"
    Zimmerman: "Yes."

Officials determined that the neighborhood watch volunteer "told substantially the complete truth in regards to this examination," the report said.

The report was part of more audio and video recordings and police documents released by the prosecutor's office.

Last week, Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara released some of the same audio and video recordings and written statements that his client gave police after the shooting.

Zimmerman says Trayvon knocked him to the ground with a punch to the nose, then repeatedly banged his head into the pavement. He told police he shot Trayvon after the teen went for Zimmerman's gun that was holstered in his hip.

Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder, has pleaded not guilty, claiming he acted in self-defense.

(USA Today)

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