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Was Zimmerman calm after killing?

NEED TO KNOW
  • George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder
  • Zimmerman claims he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense

Jonathan Manalo, the first witness to the scene after Trayvon Martin was shot, testified on Friday about what he saw.

Manalo said he came outside and found George Zimmerman standing next to Martin’s body. He said Zimmerman was very calm and cooperated with police. 

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Martin on February 26, 2012. He told police he was pursuing the teenager because there had been a rash of crime in the area. A conflict ensued, and Zimmerman said he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense.

Does Manalo's testimony provide any clues about what actually happened that fateful night?

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