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hi, buddy! that's why the free wifi and hot breakfast are something to smile about. book a great getaway now and feel the hamptonality tragedy in arizona and george zimmerman on trial in florida. we're following developments this hour. a news conference set to begin on the tragic deaths of 19 elite firefighters in arizona. we'll take you there live. a police officer takes the stand and the jury hears her recording with zimmerman the night he shot trayvon martin. this is cnn newsroom. we begin with the country's
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deadliest wildfires. 19 members of an elite squad killed battling a fire. this is a group picture showing members of the team. we don't know if status of the individuals in that photo. we know this is a devastating blow to their families, the community as well as that department. the squad was from prescott arizona. we expect to hear from the fire chief, mayor as well as the arizona governor. that is happening this hour. i want to bring in stephanie in prescott. i can't even imagine what will this community is going through here. the sense of loss. >> it's unbelievable. it's almost unbearable. as we drove here to arizona overnight and by the time we got here and the sun started to come up and i started to see people emerging, you could see people hugging, just trying to digest news to know that 19 members of
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your community have lost their lives in this fire. it's very difficult news. we're waiting here at a high school here in prescott for the governor to make her way here. we know she's said this as dark a day as she can happen and fire fighting is dangerous work but coming to lend her support as they are dealing with a difficult loss. >>. >> do we have any what she knows the governor might offer the families? there's nothing that can replace the sense of loss but they're going to need a lot of support. >> we know that the members of the families have been contacted and reaching out to lend their support that way. you're talking about a fire department here in prescott. the fire wasn't even threatening their vierm environments. they were traveling out to help others. i think it's about 20% of their
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fire department that was lost in this kone fire. one firefighter who was a member was not with the team at that time and did survive. that much we do know. >> all right. we're going to get back to you as soon as we have more information. there's going to be a press conference. we'll learn more about what happened in that tragic fire and what kind of resources they're offering the families there as well. the president has praised those 19 fallen firefighters. he called them heroes. he promised continuous support from the federal government in fighting those fires and also investigating how that happened. this was a news conference. the president offering words of gratitude. >> our thauoughts and prayers g out to the brave firefighters that were out there. this is one more reminder of the fact that our first responders
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put their lives on the line every single day and every time we have a community in crisis, a disaster strikes we've got people in need. firefighters, law enforcement officers run toward the danger. >> that's what makes them so different. the president called them heroes and called to re-examine the way crews are handling these amazing fires. i want to bring in chad meyers to talk about it. we've seen over the last week or so it's been extremely hot in that part of the country. do we think the extreme heat played a role. what were the guys dealing with? >> the heat had something to do with it. it was part b. the wind came out of a severe thunderstorm. anywhere in the united states you get a big thunderstorm. you know wind will come out. it will come blowing out at 40
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or 50 miles per hour. that's what happened to these firefighters. they were fighting a fire with wind comie ining from one direc. here it is on the radar. i've heard reports saying the wind was 50 to 70 miles per hour. the puff of clouds right through here. the rain came down. when the ram comes down it brings wind with it. the wind comes down, it hits the ground. they were caught in a wind storm an there was no way to get out. >> do we expect the weather will remain unusually high? >> i think we'll be above 100 for another week if not more.
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it's that severe thunderstorm that can pop up. it's called the monsoon season. people think of phoenix to be hot and dry. it's not dry in july anymore. the humidity is in. the heat fires the storms. enough humidity in the air. the heat and humidity go up making one or two thunderstorms and you get situations like this all summer. >> thanks. these are amazing pictures as well as developments. we're talking about helicopters flying over egypt's capital. the military is demanding that morsi resolve their dispute within 48 hours otherwise the military says it will step in to restore order. at the same time his opponents are calling for him to leave office by tomorrow. 16 people were killed. more than 780 were wounded.
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that and the unrest in egypt today and yesterday. a nation is now praying for a beloved leader. police and folks send out their love to nelson mandela. vigils are being held as he remains on life support. mandela is in critical but stable condition in a hospital. he's said to be surrounded by his family. his-wife has been at his side as well. she told reporters that any suggestion of taking him off of life support is quote nonsense. european countries reacting with anger to reports that the national security agency bugged european officers here in the united states. information for the reports
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reportedly came from documents leaked by edward snowden. the eu president is worried and shocked by the allegations. the u.s. plans to make a formal response but says it gathers foreign intelligence just like all the other countries do. former president george w. bush was in zambia today. they were there to renovate and reopen a cancer clinic. they sat down with cnn for an exclusive interview covering a variety of topics including his thoughts on edward snowden. >> do you think he's traitor is this. >> i know he damaged the country. the obama administration will deal with it. >> do you think it's possible for one man to damage the security of the nation? >> i think he damaged the security of country. >> when it comes to surveillance
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there can be time -- >> i put the program in place to protect the country. one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed. >> you don't think there was a compromise? >> i think there needs to be a balance. as the president explains there's a proper balance. >> you don't want to criticize the obama administration. >> i think it's a hard job. he's got plenty on his agenda. it's difficult. a former president doesn't need to make it harder. >> in the polls you're -- >> could care less. >> you don't care? >> no. >> whether you're favorable? >> the only time i cared was on election day. guess it's nice. thank you for bringing it up. >> you like the idea that people perhaps are looking at you differently? >> ultimately history will judge
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the decisions i made. i won't be around because it's going to take a while for the objective historians to show up. i'm pretty comfortable with it. i did what i did. i know the spirit in which i did it. >> you can see more of the interview on the situation room. just in, breaking news. edward snowden, we've just talked about him. he's asked for asylum from russia. this is according to russia interfax. they are claiming the wikileakss advisor has presented a packet of documents in moscow's airport requesting asylum for edward snowden in russia. he still remains in that international transit zone in the lounge area. now we have learned that he is
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seeking asylasylum. we'll see where that goes. we're also keeping our eye on the george zimmerman trial. this morning we heard zimmerman's story that trayvon martin punched him in the face, slammed his head into the sidewalk. right now court is in a lunch break. we'll be back to give you more highlights. vietnam in 1972. [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve military members, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve.
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what are you learning? >> reporter: critical developments in egypt today. it's a little too early to figure out what the outcome is. there's strong indications that this country has taken a step toward the egyptian revolution part two. the military coming out with a critical statement within the past couple of hours and it could be a turning point. the forces essentially saying the government, the political factions have 48 hours to resolve this crisis and come to an agreement and quote meet the demand of the people. that important message was followed by theatrics been the armed forces. we heard a huge roar where we are. we came out here and looked up bo above and saw five egyptian helicopters and every time they
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went over the crowd just went nuts. they are pleased with the military. they believe they are getting closer to their goal which ask getting rid of president morsi. now the ball is in his court. will he back down to the pressure. again the government, the political factions have 48 hours to resolve this crisis. in the event this doesn't happen they say they will put forth a road map to the future of egypt. the military says it will supervise the implementation all political factions. we thought yesterday was a dramatic day here and thn came today. >> tell us what that means. you say they will step in and get involved. are they going to try to get rid of the president? what do they mean by that? >> reporter: first we have to see what the next 48 hours bring. they have given an ultimatum to all sides. they haven't named names.
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they say these fighting factions and the government they have to come together and meet the demand of the people. when you look at egypt over the past 24 hours the demand of the people, most of the people is clear. they want president morsi gone. what are president morsi's options. can he stay? that seems unlikely. can he reach out to the opposition? the opposition is ignoring his calls to sit down. tough times for the president in a dramatic 48 hours ahead. >> thank you. we'll be following that very closely. we're also following george zimmerman's trial set to resume in about 20 minutes or so. they'll take a lunch break. jurors heard a tape of zimmerman telling police the night he shot and killed trayvon martin who was unarmed. the tape was played during
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testimony of the first police investigator who interviewed zimmerman after the shooting. that police officer read aloud a statement by zimmerman on that very night. we've learned a lot of detail. it seems as if zimmerman was very calm, not that emotional and really laid out what he said his account was that happened that night. how did they respond, the people inside the courtroom? >> reporter: everyone is paying very close attention to the video reenactment and the audio statement and the written statement that george zimmerman gave to police immediately following the shooting. as you mentioned his demeaner did seem calm in that video. this is a very important point that zimmerman gave the statement to police knowing he was being recorded.
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officer singleton said she read his miranda rights. he never asked for an attorney. he did say how he believed events played out. i want you to listen to what he said earlier. >> i was walking back through to where my car was and he jumped out from the you shabushes and what the [ bleep ] is your problem. i got my cell phone out to call 911. i said i don't have a problem. he said now you have a problem and he punched me in the nose. at that point i fell down. i tried to defend myself. he just started punching me in the face and i started screaming for help. i couldn't see. i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: listening to this statement, this is george zimmerman in his own words. in many ways you have george zimmerman testifying in this trial right now without even
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taking the stand. what we're looking for is those inconsistencies. we've looked at the things that have come out in discovery. the attorneys are looking for the same as well. from what we can tell so far is the only inconsistencies you can find in the statements are the things he says that trayvon martin said to him right before that shooting. so far it seems a lot of this matches up. >> language with us. i want to bring in our legal analyst sunny hostin and mark nejame. i'd like to give both of you an opportunity to assess what we've heard here. does it strike you that because george zimmerman is so calm and he doesn't seem to be freaking out that he's very confident in his version of the story and therefore others in the jury will be as well?
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>> no. that cuts both ways. if the government finds him in inconsistencies, he hasn't just given one statement. he's given three or four. if the government points out lies then the jury may think, oh, my goodness, he's a cold-blooded liar. that sort of cuts both ways. let me tell you about my observations. i was in the courtroom and the jurors were leaning forward. they were taking a lot of notes which was very interesting. by my count about two of them started looking add george zimmerman when his audio recording was being played. what we need to keep in mind it's not just inconsistencies that the government is looking for. they are looking for what he said. he called trayvon martin a suspect and those were his words not the words of police officer. you could see the government was asking those kinds of governments. was it your term or was it
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george zimmerman's? she replied it's george zimmerman's. it's what he said and how he said it. >> mark, i want to bring you into this. first, i want to play a portion of the interrogation tape. this particular segment zimmerman states he held trayvon martin down after he shot him. >> once i shot him, i holstered my firearm and i held his hands. he was still talking. i said stay down, don't move. then somebody comes out. i couldn't see. it was flashlight. i asked if it was a police officer. he said no. it was a witness but he was calling the police. i said the police are on their way. they should be here already. i called. i'm calling the police. i said i need you to help me with this guy. >> mark, what was the
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significance of that when you listen to that? >> i think we're going to find out it's one of the major pieces in this entire case. the first thing we have to look at is everybody who has talked and said they spoken to zimmerman said he didn't act crazy or overly excited. he was relatively calm. there's nothing to show he had a d depraved mind. this statement you just heard which seems to be been missed by so many george zimmerman is saying after he shot trayvon martin rolled atop him and spread out his hands. that becomes consistent with the first slew of witnesses that the state brought in which said they saw george zimmerman atop trayvon martin. now we've heard an explanation of why some of those witnesses said they saw him being atop trayvon martin and then you heard the most powerful of all
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witnesses, mr. good say that initially he was there because it was outside of his door and he saw him straddling and pounding and grounding him. now you're seeing all this linked together. this is in the state's case a and they don't seem to be dominating. >> mark, sunny, we'll get back to you. we're looking at that little square. that's inside the courtroom. we'll bring that live as soon as it starts again. the zimmerman trial has raised a lot of questions about whether or not it's ever okay to use certain racial slurs. don lemon is taking that issue. it's a special report called the n word. that's tonight at 7:00 eastern on cnn.
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we're bringing you an update. we're getting conflicting news. this is out of russia. we told you edward snowden has asked for asylum from russia. well, now interfax is also quoting the head of russia's immigration service denying any asylum request had been made. there's conflicting information regarding just whether or not that's true. cn thr cnn is working to confirm it. we're monitoring the courtroom. this is in sanford, florida. this is where george zimmerman is on trial. the courtroom is empty right now. they are on a lunch break. it's expected to resume shortly.
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we'll bring you live coverage. what did she do? she interrogated zimmerman after the shooting. jurors also heard a recording of that interrogation and the detective read aloud zimmerman's statement. all that up next.
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this is in prescott,izon the governor jan brewer expected to speak. a real tragedy in this community. 19 firefighters who were killed trying to put out the blaze. this community really suffering. families wondering what is next and lot of unanswered questions and assistance that they are looking from the state of arizona. we're monitoring this. it's expected to start in a couple of minutes. we'll bring it to you as soon as
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that starts. also we're watching george zimmerman's murder trial. this is a lunch break that they are taking. we'll bring that you live. you're seeing the courthouse there. police detective d singleton is the one expected to go back on the stand. she's the officer who interrogated zimmerman shortly after he shot and killed trayvon martin. jurors heard a recording of that interrogation and the detective also read aloud zimmerman's handwritten statement. i want to bring back in our legal analyst to talk about what we seen this morning. sunny hostin and mark nejame in sanford, florida. zimmerman is testifying without taking the stand. how powerful is that in terms of a strategy he?>> i think it can. we saw it in the conrad murray
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case. he never got on the witness stand. we heard his voice and he was convicted. it's something often times that prosecutors use. what i think is a bit difficult for the government though is that now they're not forcing george zimmerman onto the witness stand. he doesn't have to testify. often times i think it's better to have a witness live and in color and then cross examine because most prosecutors are well trained in cross-examination and you're going against someone who isn't trained. >> sunny sorry to interrupt. they've gone back into session. let's listen in. the lawyers are at the bench.
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i want to bring in mark. the fact that you do not have trayvon martin here to tell the kind of details and lay out what happened here but you have so much information coming from zimmerman, how does that impact what the jurors believe in terms how this played out? >> i think it's a great advantage to the defense and disadvantage to the state. i think you have a bulldog of a prosecutor and i think he would have a field day if he gets george zimmerman who has prove ed less than credible with his statements and i think the prosecutor would love to reexam here. he has a break. he has all these statements and now there's not going to be even though the jurors are never supposed to pay attention if a defendant doesn't take the stand, we all know at times some of them do. here the beauty for the defense is they've got a real live
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realtime george zimmerman, thinner, leaner, acting calm and giving his version. what the state is forced to do is lay all of zimmerman's prior statements each atop of one another and try to point out the inconsistencie inconsistencies. that's a difficult road for them to travel because they don't have the ability to trip him up on the stand. i think this shows one reason why the defense did not have a stand your ground hearing. they knew they would have to put george zimmerman on the stand and they opted not to. there was no way to consider winning that. it would have been a hard way if he didn't take the stand. i think we're seeing some of this play out. >> let's listen back in. >> you interviewed the defendant for about five or so minutes. >> i learned that later but at the time i didn't know that. >> you didn't participate in that at all? >> no. >> i asked you about that you
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observed some injuries on defendant and i want to show you state's exhibit 47. do you recall in terms of -- when you first came in contact he had a bit of blood underneath his nose, is that correct? >> yes. coming out of one of the ears. i believe it was the left ear. >> okay. >> in his one of the side corners. >> he was dressed in this attire, is that correct? >> yes. yes, he was wearing that. >> in terms of possible injuries did you observe he had abrasion or scratch or something to his nose right here? >> yes. >> did you also observe something right here on the side of his nose and some right here that i'm pointing to? >> yes.
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>> state's exhibit 66, well 64, state's exhibit 68, is is that what you were talking about? >> yes, there was more than one on the back of his head. >> he had two on the back of his head too, is that correct? >> i believe i could see it bleeding from two different areas. >> okay. did you on the 27th of february, the next day end upcoming into contact with him. were you present when the dna sample was taken from the defendant? >> yes, i was in the same room. >> for the purpose of the record i've introduced state's exhibit
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number, i think it's going to be -- may i approach madame clerk. i believe it should be 207. this is stipulated too. 207. i'm sorry. there's a video that shows the dna sample being taken using the swab. were you present for that? >> actually, judge it's 208. 207 was medical records. >> it was 208? >> yes. >> thank you. may i publish that to the jury? >> yes, you may.
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>> there you go. take your glasses off, sir. try not to. >> prescott, arizona. a press conference under way now. this is regarding the 19 firefighters who perished in that fire. let's listen in.
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>> today world but prescott is made of to have this turn out. ladies and gentlemen of the press and the media, thank you for being here. i represent the city of prescott and to show the strength of the city, this city, we have our entire city council and our entire management team. raise your hands guys and gals. you'll get a lot of information a little bit later but just a few things i would like to express on behalf of the city. number one we have to recognize that there's still a fire going on and there's still men and women on the fire line doing their job as they always do and
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they still got, they still have work to do. also, we have 19 young men that lost their lives yesterday afternoon and we're here to honor them but even as much we're here to honor the families of those 19 individuals that still have years of their life left and work to be done. the we thank them. everybody was together down at one of our schools. all of the families that were able to be there and it was an experience but it was also at the end of the day a joy to see
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these young people still able to do the things that they have to do and we're very proud of them. the entire community is very proud of these people. this morning we've had calls from lots of places. early on we had a telephone call from the white house to express the concern and the appreciation for what these young men did coming from the president of the united states. we appreciate that. center mccain called from overseas. i didn't ask what country he was in. he offered his condolence and said he could be here within 24 hours if we needed him and we
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respect that and we appreciate it. congressman scheduled a meeting this afternoon with some of his constituents from washington to talk about some of the problems that going on in our capital and they changed the purpose of that meeting to an event to honor the young men this we're here to honor today. the community has been wonderful by bringing more food than probably this whole group could eat in two or three days.
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helping the families at least take break from the events that they would normally have had last night. that said, i have the great honor to introduce a lady that we've been friends for a while. she was in los angeles this morning. made a flight to phoenix and another flight to be here today and insisted she wanted to be here to speak to you and to express her thanks for what you're doing and what our community is doing. with great pleasure your governor, jan brewer. [ applause ] >> thank you. [ applause ]
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>> well, thank you all each and every one of you joining us here this morning. i'm sorry that we come together today under these very tragic circumstances. yesterday not far from where we're standing the yarnell fire exploded into a fire storm that overran the local granite mountain hot shots. 19 lives were lost. brave men who gave their life in defense of friends, neighbors and perfect strangers. the yarnell fire is the deadliest wildfire in arizona state history and our nation's deadliest in 80 years. to the friends family of those
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lost yesterday i know we can never fully repay the sacrifices made by your loved ones, but we can honor their service with our gratitude and prayers and through our steadfast dedication to do whatever is necessary to bring this fire under control if before it causes anymore heartache. as governor of arizona that's my commitment to each and every one of you. this morning i signed a declaration to make available for additional resources to fight this fire. my team and i are in close contact with local officials and we'll look to them for what they need. we're al coordinating with
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federal officials. the state had received a grant through which the federal government covers most of the cost fighting this fire. the firefighters lost yesterday i want to be mindful of the the hundreds remaining in harms way as they continue to battle this yarnell fire. our prayers are with them. in this tragedy there remains many unanswered questions and there will be times to find the answers that i know each and every up with of us seek. i said last night my heart is breaking. i can't even imagine how the family and friends that knew these individuals feel. it just is unbearable i don't
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know for many of you but it's also unbearable for me. we know the pain that everybody is trying to overcome and deal with today. for now we mourn. consider this, the yarnell fire claimed the lives of me responders than any single disaster than 9/11. just as we honor the memory of the firefighters lost that day as they charged into the burning towers, we will remember the brave men of the granite mountain hot shots. let's all remember them and their families and they prayers. let's remember the firefighters that are out on the line continuing to battle the raging flames that are there.
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let us all ask god to bless their families and ask god to protect prescott, arizona and ask god to protect the great state of arizona. thank you. >> you're listening to governor jan brewer saning the pain as loss is unbearable to hear. and you could never repay the families of those that lost their lives and there would be more aid to try to help to continue to battle the fire that's still burning now. we'll have more on that story and also after this break we'll go back to george zimmerman's trial. that's moments away. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan.
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zimmerman trial. let's listen in. >> or if you have permission from the lawyer, would you ever talk to them again. >> that's right. >> that never happened in this case, correct? >> no, he never refused to speak with us. >> that night either the first or second or the break in between. >> he never refused to speak to us anytime we asked. >> and you testified concerning the investigator's interview where you mirandized again and of course he acknowledged thes rights then, did he not? >> yes. >> and waived them again? >> yes. >> and never did he reassert any right to remain silent? >> no, he never did. >> you're familiar with the re-enactment video where he actually went out to the scene and walked through what had happened that turned out to be the night before, correct? >> yes, i was there. >> and of course that was done voluntarily, correct? >> yes, it was. >> that could not be forced upon him will, could it? >> no, it could not be.
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>> and it wasn't in this case? >> it wasn't. >> so every time that george zimmerman spoke with you, it was voluntary? >> yes. >> and he was given full notice he had the right to stop at any point? >> each time, yes. >>. >> let's talk about the initial interview and i want to set the stage for the jury to understand what you knew and maybe what george zimmerman knew about what had gone on sbf tbefore the interview. did you know anything about this case other than it was a shoot being and you were talking to the person who had shot the other person. >> that's about as much as i knew. >> basically you were brought in, there was a lot going on at twin lakes and they had to get him talked to away from the screen a scene and you were the person to do it? >> yes.
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>> okay. now, we had heard one sort of interaction between you and law enforcement during the interview process which is where i believe sergeant santiago talked to you about looking into the videotaping question, correct? >> yes. >> was there any other times during the initial interview with george zimmerman where he was advised what information existed at the scene? >> no. he could not have. i didn't know. >> for example, you know, correct, now that there was an eyewitness to a part of the event, correct? ? i knew after that interview, yes. >> today you know that. >> today i know that.>i knew af yes. >> today you know that. >> today i know that.>i knew af yes. >> today you know that. >> today i know that. i knew af yes. >> today you know that. >> today i know that. >> you know today that there was an eyewitness report partially of the event, correct? >> yes. >> you know today that there was
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a 911 call that has screams on it? >> correct. >> and of course you know today that there were a number of other ear witnesses that heard things and some of them saw other things at some point in this time line of the shooting. you're aware of that now. >> yes, and i spoke with most of them. >> from the questions and answers that mr. zimmerman gave you, did he evidence an awareness that he was aware that there was a 911 tape that documented at least somebody screaming that night? >> the only thing he indicated is the person on the patio that saw him. he said that he was going to call 911, that person told him that. >> but mr. zimmerman never evidenced to to you that he knew that there would be a call that actually documented his screamings, did he?
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>> voeobjection. calls for information not in evidence. >> sustained. >> i'll rephrase it. as to that, i'm sorry, did mr. zimmerman ever evidence to you that he knew there was a 911 call that would document somebody screaming for help? >> no. during the interview, i suggested to him that possibly someone heard something, overheard by 911, and he agreed that maybe they had. >> but he had told you even before that part of the conversation that it was he who was screaming for help? >> yes. >> and you've become aware in this investigation that officer tim smith -- >> objection as to here hearsay. >> let me hear the rest of the question. >> you've become aware during the involvement in the investigation that officer tim smith was told by mr. zimmerman that he was screaming for help? >> objection.
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>> overruled fp. >> you became involved during your involvement with the investigation that officer tim smith the first officer on the scene was told by george zimmerman within moments after officer smet's river that george zimmerman was screaming for help? >> yes, i've learned that. >> and that of course was well before any suggestion that you may have said to him that a 911 call might actually document the screaming for help? >> i never suggested that to him ever. >> he had also told you that during the altercation, and i'm going to use names, officer, you didn't know trayvon's family during the interview, correct? >> i did not use the victim's
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name. >> i'll use it as though you knew it. >> okay. >> just so we can keep the names separate. and identified. okay? >> okay. >> when mr. zimmerman stated that trayvon martin was hitting his head on concrete, had you given mr. zimmerman any evidence that a witness existed to document that? >> objection. >> no i wouldn't have -- >> mr. o'mara testified to what someone else said and this witness had no knowledge. >> sustained. >> did you have any information from any source that youelated it on mr. zimmerman that there was an eyewitness who had documented the smashing of the head on concrete? >> same objection as to mr. o'mara testifying as to what somebody else possibly said. unless this witness was told -- >> there is a speaking objection. but you need to lay a
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foundation. >> you've become aware over the time of the investigation that there is an eyewitness that documented that trayvon martin was smashing fworngeorge zimmer head on concrete? >> may we approach? >> yes, you may roach. approach. >> i apologize. you're listening to the detick difference who interviewed george zimmerman right after he sustained. sunny, are you hearing anything that strikes you being helpful to either side? >> yeah, i mean they're examining this particular witness and that's fine. but what's really point here is the audiotaped statement of george zirm man. so while they're trying to get into other thing, in my view this tape recording speaks for itself. the video speaks for itself.
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so i'm not sure how much more they can get from this particular witness. but you know how lawyers are. we try to get as much as we can when we're in trial. so perhaps that's a little bit about what you're seeing. >> and we're actually seeing some pictures of the parents, try v trayvon martin's parents. we know zimmerman's parents are not allowed to there been because they're witnessed. that what has been the response from the martin family? >> well, they have been in the courtroom every single day. they sit in the same place. and the jury, i don't see the jury looking at them actually. i do see the jury paying a lot of attention to the writ, to it to the lawyer, but not looking into the gallery. my seat is in the that far from the family. they haven't shown as much emotion as they were showing
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earlier on. i should also point out, i don't know if we have a picture, but maybe coming here, george zimmerman's sister has been in the courtroom pretty much almost every day. she's sitting within the first two rows. at the break, she walked out with him and they do appear to be very close. so he does have some support in the courtroom, as well. >> and you had mentioned before earlier that you think there's a possibility that perhaps trayvon martin's parents would testify about the sound of the screams on the 911 tape because the analysts so far have said they are not able to in any scientific or technological way identified who those came from. do you think we'll see him? >> i think there is no question someone from trayvon's family whether of it. that's the only reason they called the state expert to say technology can't caught up yet. someone very familiar with the voice can. >> okay. let's listen in.
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>> i didn't have any information that i could have possibly given. >> and there were no other police report already generated that you may have seen? >> nothing had been generated so far. >> is it accurate to say that this was in one sense the virgin interview where you were getting all the information from him that you could though you had nothing even no corroborate or to dispute what he was telling you? >> that is correct. >> you had mentioned, and i'll skip around the time line a little bit, the entirety of your enter action with mr. zimmer ma was on the tape, correct? small bits that were not? >> a little bit before i could get it started. introductions to each other when i walked in the room