Continuing with my opinions on the evolution of George Zimmerman's story.SPD InterviewsWritten Statement
In the SPD interviews, Zimmerman's reasons for being suspicious of Martin were discussed at least five times, and mentioned briefly in his written statement. He gave at least ten reasons.
:: Martin was walking 'leisurely' and 'casually', not appearing to be trying to get out of the rain. (2/26-1, 4:08-4:47; 2/26-1, 10:25-52; 2/26W; 2/27R, 0:00-1:35; 2/27V, 25:36-26:28, 6:44:13-45:05; 2/29-1, 8:03-53; 2/29-3, 0:51-1:18)
:: Martin was walking on the grass, not on the sidewalk. (2/27R, 0:00-1:35; 2/29-1, 8:03-53)
:: Zimmerman didn't recognize Martin. (2/26-1, 4:08-4:47; 2/27R, 0:00-1:35)
:: Martin was 'looking around', 'kept staring around him', or 'kept shifting where he was looking.' (2/27R, 0:00-1:35; 2/27V, 25:36-26:28, 6:44:13-45:05; 2/29-3, 1:32-41)
:: Martin looked at Zimmeran, or 'kept looking' or 'kept staring' at him. (2/26-1, 4:08-4:47; 2/27R, 0:00-1:35; 2/29-1, 8:03-53; 2/29-3, 0:51-1:18)
:: Martin was 'looking at all the houses', or 'looking into the houses.' (2/26-1, 4:08-4:47; 2/26-1, 10:25-52; 2/26W; 2/29-3, 0:51-1:18)
:: Martin was walking in front of, or looking at, or looking into, 1460 RVC, where Zimmerman had previously called in a suspicious person. (2/26-1, 10:25-52; 2/27R, 0:00-1:35; 2/29-1, 4:21-5:23; 2/29-1, 7:41-54; 2/29-1, 8:03-53) That person was later arrested for burglarizing a nearby house. (2/29-1, 7:18-40)
:: Martin stopped in front of 1460 RVC. (2/27R, 0:00-1:35; 2/29-1, 8:03-53)
:: Zimmerman knew Martin didn't live at 1460 RVC. (2/27V, 25:36-26:28, 6:44:13-45:05; 2/29-1, 4:21-5:23)
:: There had been 'a history of break-ins' at a house near 1460 RVC. (2/27R, 0:00-1:35)
Sean Hannity Interview,
I felt he was suspicious because it was raining. He was in between houses, cutting in between houses. He was walking very leisurely for the weather.
Martin walking 'leisurely' and 'casually' in the rain, may have been the most frequently mentioned reason for suspicion in the SPD interviews. I don't believe that Martin being 'in between houses, cutting in between houses', was ever mentioned in this connection in the SPD interviews, including the reenactment and the CVSA, or in Zimmerman's written statement for the SPD.
In the reenactment, Sgt. Smith asked Zimmerman if Martin was between houses (0:07-0:21).
Sgt. Smith: And, what was he, was walking in between the buildings, or - ?
Zimmerman: He was walking like in the grassy area, like, up towards, kinda between these two poles. Like I said, it was rainy. And he wasn't, he was just leisurely looking at the house.
Zimmerman did speak of losing sight of Martin between houses (2/26-1, 10:59-11:17).
He seems to have meant the cut-through. At the earliest, it was after Martin walked past his truck in the clubhouse parking lot, where Zimmerman had parked for the purpose of calling in his suspicions.
That will have to do for today. I need to get some sleep before court starts tomorrow.
More to come.