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Trayvon Martin death: New claims made by Zimmerman

FRESH ALLEGATIONS: Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin 'circled' his car

THE MAN who shot dead black teen, Trayvon Martin, has allegedly said the 17-year-old was circling his car before the fatal confrontation.

A source has claimed that George Zimmerman added the latest allegation in his police statement as well as saying that he was 'suspicious' of the teen's behaviour - information he failed to tell the dispatcher who answered his 911 call, reports The Orlando Sentinel

The alleged changes in his story has ignited fresh accusations that the 28-year-old, who is claiming to have shot Trayvon in self-defense in a gate neighbourhood in Sanford, Florida, on Feb 26, has significant inconsistencies in his version of the incident.

The self-styled neighbourhood watchman, who has been charged with second-degree murder, told Florida police that he was punched in the face and slammed his head was into the sidewalk.


KILLED: Trayvon Martin

The Sentinel's source added that authorities do not believe Zimmerman's testimony that while he was being attacked the teen had put his hand over his mouth, because he has previously claimed that he was the one heard screaming for help on a recording of the 911 call.

Speaking after his arrest last month, Zimmerman's next-door neighbour, Jorge Rodriguez, told Reuters: "He had two big, butterfly bandages on the back of his head, and another big bandage on the bridge of his nose."

Rodriguez's wife Audria added: "I saw two bandages on the back of his head, and his nose was all swollen up."

The case continues.

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