Forensic test results show that the only DNA found on George Zimmerman’s gun, used to kill Trayvon Martin, was his own. Even though he continues to claim that the 17-year-old was grabbing for his gun during their struggles.
According to reports made by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Zimmerman’s DNA also was identified on the gun’s holster, but no determination could be made as to whether Martin’s DNA was on the gun’s holster.
Zimmerman is facing second-degree murder charges for fatally shooting Martin the night of February 26, 2012, in a gated community, in Sanford, where George was the neighborhood watch coordinator, and Trayvon was visiting his father.
Trayvon died from one gunshot to the chest, Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, and claiming it was in self-defense. According to the 28-year-old, Trayvon punched him in the face, knocked him down, banged his head against the sidewalk and muffled his mouth, so he could not scream for help.
Prosecutors also released documentation that includes an interview with the convenience store clerk where Trayvon purchased a can of iced tea, and Skittles just moments before he lost his life at the hands of Zimmerman. During the interview, over a month after the killing, he stated that he didn’t remember Martin.
“To be honest, I don’t even remember that day,” said the clerk, whose name was redacted from the audio interview.