WHOA whoa whoa....hold on.
From the NYT:
But prosecutors said that Mr. Zimmerman profiled Mr. Martin as he was headed home in the rain to the house where he was a guest. Mr. Zimmerman got out of the car with a gun concealed in his waistband and chased him so he would not get away. He was the aggressor in the fight, they said.
Contradictions in Mr. Zimmerman’s story abound, they said, citing these assertions from the defendant:
How could Mr. Martin have grabbed for the gun and not left DNA on it? How could he have even seen that tiny gun in Mr. Zimmerman’s waistband in the dark? Why would Mr. Zimmerman get out of the car and follow Mr. Martin if he was scared of him? How could Mr. Martin have been punching Mr. Zimmerman, covering his mouth and reaching for his gun at the same time? And wouldn’t Mr. Zimmerman have suffered more grievous wounds to his head if Mr. Martin had slammed it against the pavement 25 times?
“Is he exaggerating what happened?” asked Mr. de la Rionda, calling the statements lies, a ploy to pad his self-defense case.
How did repeatedly become 25 times?! Are you kidding me?
Only someone who has never ever had the slightest experience with any violent sport, violence, or review of medical evidence could believe Zimmerman that he had his head slammed 25 times on concrete, to produce this pathetic injury:
I once got a few bits of glass in my scalp. TINY cuts. We're talking one cut an inch long, and a few others maybe 1/4 inch.
Blood was streaming down my face, down my neck. It pooled on the ground as I checked to make sure my injuries were not as severe as the blood would seem to indicate.
the guy would be lucky to live after that.
He's lying, if that was his claim.