Phone records confirm that Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, was on the phone with his 16-year-old girlfriend at the time of the shooting. The girl, who has remained anonymous, says Martin was followed and then cornered by a mysterious man just before he was shot.
The girl relayed the conversation in an interview with a lawyer:
He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man...I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run.
Trayvon said, 'What, are you following me for,' and the man said, 'What are you doing here.' Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again and he didn't answer the phone.
The Sanford Police have finally released transcripts of a phone conversation between the dispatcher and Zimmerman, who has yet to be charged with Martin's murder. The transcript shows the following:
Zimmerman: These assholes always get away.
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Dispatcher: We don't need you to do that.
[Via ABC News]