Tensions Rise in Trayvon Martin Case As George Zimmerman Breaks His Silence
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot Trayvon Martin is breaking his silence through a website where he solicits donations for his legal bills. INSIDE EDITION has the details.
There is rising tension as bullets smashed the windows of a police car in the neighborhood where Trayvon Martin was killed.
Bullet holes can be seen in the windshield and a shattered passenger window after six shots were fired at the empty cop car at 4:30 on Tuesday morning in Sanford, Florida.
All this comes as George Zimmerman is finally breaking his silence. The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Martin is speaking out on a new website called TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com.
"I was involved in a life altering event... I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life," Zimmerman wrote.
The website features an American flag, but some are questioning his judgment in using a photo that said, "Long Live Zimmerman," the photo is of a graffiti that was spray painted on a black cultural center at Ohio State University.
The web page also links to a PayPal account for donations that Zimmerman said he needs for his legal defense and living expenses.
"I reassure you, every donation is appreciated," he wrote.
Martin's parents told INSIDE EDITION they are outraged about Zimmerman's website.
Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin said, "I just really want to know if he realized how much he has changed our lives."
Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton said, "Trayvon's life has ended, so his life was not altered, it ended that February 26 night. Our lives have changed a great deal."
The decision whether to file criminal charges against George Zimmerman could come sometime this week and now rests with Angela Cory, the 57-year-old special prosecutor appointed to investigate the shooting.
She's decided not to take the case to a Grand Jury, meaning she'll now take sole responsibility for determining whether or not to arrest Zimmerman.
She's said to be: "So tough on crime that she would throw her own mother in jail if she broke the law."
"We want him arrested. We want him to be held accountable for what he has done to our family," said Travyon's mother.
Zimmerman maintains he acted in self-defense.
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