Trayvon Martin

By: Davide Caramellino

Background of the Crime

  • February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida, United States
  • 7:09 PM EST start, 7:16 PM gunshot on 911 call, 7:17 PM police car arrives, 7:30 PM Martin declared dead
  • George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin
  • George Zimmerman was the neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community
  • Martin was unarmed
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  • Timothy Smith arrived at the scene at approximately 7:17 PM
  • Took Zimmerman into custody
  • Ricardo Ayala second to arrived at the scene
  • Sgt. Anthony Raimondo arrived next
  • Detectives D. Singleton and Chris Serino interviewed Zimmerman

History of the Time Period

This event took place in 2012, at this time the forensics techniques were the same as now. The media played a big factor in this case, the media started to creat a racism issue with this case.
George Zimmerman 911 Call To Stanford Police Department

List of Suspects, Their Backgrounds and Alibis

  • Zimmerman was the only suspect
  • Put in custody by first responder
  • Claimed self defense
  • Confessed to shooting him
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Phychologicol profile of suspect

  • Claimed self deference
  • Said he was trying to keep the neighborhood safe
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Forensics evidence

  • The first officer at the scene reported finding Zimmerman standing near Martin, who was lying face down in the grass and unresponsive.
  • Zimmerman stated to Smith that he had shot Martin and was still armed.
  • The police confiscated a black kel-tec PF-9 9mm semi-automatic pistol witch was the gun used to kill Treyvon Martin.
  • Before the shooting, Zimmerman called 911 and said that he saw a suspicious person walking outside.
  • The police told him to leave him alone but Zimmerman refused.
  • Zimmerman had been beaten.
  • Zimmerman claimed that Trayvon Martin had attracted him and he was acting in deference
  • He also claimed the had called for help 14 times but no one answered.
  • Zimmerman passed a voice stress test to show he wasn't lying
  • Zimmerman was not tested for drugs or alcohol


  1. Self deference
  2. Self inflicted after murder
A forensic-pathology proved that Trayvon Martin beat Zimmerman before he shot Trayvon Martin


George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He later went to trail and was found not guilty.
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