You decided to get the address a fraction of a second after you said, Oh s--t. Hes running? Det. Singleton said. And it sounds like youre running too.
Zimmerman said he wasnt running; it was just windy.
Legal analysts who are watching the case closely said the reenactment video benefits Zimmerman, because it shows him telling his self-defense account clearly and convincingly.
For George Zimmerman, this is one big positive, said Harvard Law Prof. Alan Dershowitz, who has had a public scrap with the prosecutor Gov. Rick Scott appointed to the case, Angela Corey. If its admitted in court, he is not subject to cross examination and then that makes it harder for the prosecution.
Dershowitz said hes not sure if the defense, however, can submit the video statements as evidence. The prosecution might have to do that. And it probably wont, he said, because it makes Corey look bad.
Corey and Dershowitz have had a public battle over what he considers a grossly overcharged case and an unethical probable-cause affidavit filed in court, which failed to mention Zimmermans broken nose and scraped head.
The affidavit Corey filed knowingly tells a false story, Dershowitz said. She overcharged. But thats her reputation: She over-charges. If Rick Scott wanted to avoid a riot and make sure that George Zimmerman was overcharged, he picked the right prosecutor.
Cheney Mason, an Orlando criminal defense attorney who helped successfully defend accused tot-mom killer Casey Anthony last year, said the reenactment video is just more proof that Zimmerman shouldnt have been charged in the first place.
If a jury sees this tape, this case is over, Mason said. George Zimmerman will walk as a free man. But it shouldnt even get to a jury. A judge, if he has the political courage, should throw this case out.... Zimmerman has made a strong case that he was fighting for his life.
Trayvons familys attorney, Benjamin Crump, said he noticed several inconsistencies between Zimmermans written statement and what could be heard on his call to police:
It is clear to us and should be clear to everyone why Angela Corey charged him with second degree murder.
.Crump was with Trayvons parents in New Orleans at a journalism convention speaking about the shooting.
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, along with Al Sharpton, spoke at the National Association of Black Journalists convention about the importance of Trayvons case exploding into a national discussion about racial profiling and Floridas controversial Stand Your Ground law.
Neither parent has seen or heard the police statements and audio made public on Thursday. And Sybrina Fulton never plans to look.
"I dont want to see it. I dont want to relive it," she said. "It would be too hard."
She talked about missing her sons smile and driving him to school. He was loving, she said. He used to kiss me everyday."
His father, whom Trayvon was staying with at the time of the shooting, will review the case, no matter how painful.
As a father, I have to look at the stuff, because I am looking for the answers to why my sons life was taken, he said. I know it will be troubling, but I have to see it for myself.
Staff writers Audra D.S. Burch and Janey Tate contributed to this report.