Two Voice Analysts: It Ain’t Zimmerman Yelling for “Help!”

Posted on March 31, 2012 by


As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was heard crying for help on a 911 call in the moments before the teen was shot?

Two experts in the field of forensic voice identification sought to answer that question by analyzing the recordings for the Orlando Sentinel.

Their results: It was not George Zimmerman who called for help.

Read the Orlando Sentinel article by Jeff Weiner,
These addtional tidbits of truth from ought to be put on the table:
It should be noted that George Zimmerman may have received favorable treatment from the police because of his family.?According to court records, his father is retired Supreme Court Magistrate Judge Robert Zimmerman* and his mother Gladys Zimmerman was a court clerk. Connections in the legal community run deep and go far.Might this also explain the younger Zimmerman’s record that includes three “closed arrests”?

*(An ABC affiliate in Florida posted a statement from Kristi Wright, with the Department of Legislative and Public Relations in Virginia, which read:
“Robert J. Zimmerman served as a full-time magistrate from 2000-2006. Please be advised that in Virginia magistrates are judicial officers, but they are not considered “judges” and do not possess trial jurisdiction. More detailed information on the role of the magistrate in Virginia is available on Virginia’s Judicial System Website.”)

Another blog, , puts it like this:

According to a records search on George, he was previously arrested for domestic violence, resisting an officer without violence and most shockingly, resisting an officer with violence — a  felony charge that surely could have landed him in prison.

All three of those arrests, however, were mysteriously closed with no semblance of charges for the Florida resident. So how was someone with a violent past including that of battery against an officer able to carry a 9 mm handgun? Maybe that’s a question Robert Zimmerman should answer.