By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel
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?
A leading expert in the field of forensic voice identification sought to answer that question by analyzing the recordings for the Orlando Sentinel.
His result: It was not George Zimmerman who called for help.
Tom Owen, forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and chair emeritus for the American Board of Recorded Evidence, used voice identification software to rule out Zimmerman. Another expert contacted by the Sentinel, utilizing different techniques, came to the same conclusion.
With the help of social media, the case of Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens teenager shot to death in Sanford, has captivated the world.
By Monique O. Madan
With Trayvon Martin’s family criss-crossing the country and new details emerging daily about the teen’s death in Sanford, the family’s legal team says the case is creating interest around the globe.
“When you have London, Paris, Australia and Canada calling you, you know the world is watching,” said family attorney Benjamin Crump.
“Things keep developing. I see this going in the history books.”
The case has sparked debate nationwide. Trayvon, 17, of Miami Gardens, was visiting family in Sanford when he was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain, who said he was acting in self-defense.
According to Sanford police, George Zimmerman, 28, said he shot the teen after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head repeatedly slammed against a concrete sidewalk.
It has been reported that Zimmerman had a broken nose and a wound to the back of his head.
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by The Decider for Global Grind Staff
The Trayvon Martin case has woken up a sleeping nation blinded by racial profiling, loose gun laws and the plight of young black men. And thanks largely to Benjamin Crump, the lead attorney who represents the Martin family, America has taken notice.
Through Crump’s efforts, Trayvon’s case has become international news. Thousands of people continue to march with their hoodies while holding bags of Skittles, President Obama has already taken notice and the U.S. Department of Justice and F.B.I. has been forced to take a serious look into the killing of Trayvon.
But what you don’t know is that Crump has been fighting for civil rights since he was a kid attending segregated schools until he was in the fifth grade.
Trayvon Martin’s family has seen the newly released video of George Zimmerman being led into the Sanford Police department and they agreee: his claims of self-defense are clearly wrong.
Trayvon’s father Tracy Martin watched the video and told MSNBC:
“It just shows that everything that Zimmerman has been saying, that the police have been reporting, is false.
From what I saw, Zimmerman had no blood on his face, had no grass on the back of his clothes, no cuts on the back of his head.”
Family attorney Benjamin Crump said the video is evidence that Zimmerman’s story is a lie and that local officials botched their investigation.