In his very first interview the night of the shooting, when things should be clearest in his head, he's very clear - he says it twice: He was punched, and fell back in to the grass, from the first punch. The statement says, he punched me, and I fell backwards on to my back. It can't be any more clear, and it's nowhere near the same as 'punched, knocked off balance, stumbled down the path, fell down, Martin ended up on top of me'.
The first time he changes his story is at the re-enactment, when he seems to realize that 'sh*t, I can't get knocked down here, 'cause the kid's body ended up down there'. So he says he 'doesn't remember, thinks he tried to push Martin off him, etc'.
Not to mention Martin was on the phone with his "girlfriend". I'm sure he was trying to impress.
Right, because so much of Martins' conversation up to that point clearly was aimed at trying to impress. Like DeeDee would be impressed at his ninja-like movements that she totally could see over the phone. My eyes can't roll back far enough in my head. Seriously.
Probably for the same reason he confronted TM verbally.
Why would he swing to the north - plenty of reasons - cut off GM ? Light in his eyes? Get more leverage into a punch?
But you can easily sidle around an opponent who is reaching in his pocket during the length of the reported conversation with seconds to spare
While I'm at it:
And George was so unconcerned with this big bad suspicious, drugged/armed dude showing up behind him, and he gets so engrossed with the phone, that he looks down and completely ignores Maratin long enough for Martin to close the distance, get behind him, hen wait a bit more for George to turn around again and be facing Martin, so he can punch him in the nose.
Because obviously hitting George from behind in the dark with no warning whatsoever isn't nearly as smart of move as first calling attention to yourself, then trying to move almost 180 degrees around the subject and waiting for them to turn back towards you, 'cause clearly George will be blinded by the light from the headlines of his truck that is parked 150 feet DOWNHILL from the T. And 'cause when George is reaching into his pockets, he could, you know, never be reaching for a gun, he'd never be armed. Yeah, I'm sure that's what Martin was thinking. He clearly had this all planned out.
I swear, this is like shooting fish in a barrel.