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Witness in Trayvon Martin Murder Case Says Police Blew Her Off


Local affiliate WFTV spoke with a woman who heard night watch vigilante George Zimmerman shoot 17 year old Trayvon Martin as he walked home from a convenience store, but says she was blown off by police.

Zimmerman said he was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin, but witness Mary Cutcher contradicts Zimmerman’s account. Cutcher says when she attempted to offer the police her account of what happened, they only took a 30 second report from her, and quickly dismissed her. She said the police did not take a detailed statement from her until she repeatedly reached out to them.

So what did happen that night?

Cutcher says it was Martin, and not Zimmerman, who was screaming for help. ”The cries stopped as soon as the gun went off, so I know it was the little boy,” Cutcher said.

Cutcher said Martin was killed in her backyard, and she and others questioned Zimmerman after the shooting: “We said, ‘Is everything OK? And he just looked at us. Selma [another witness] asked him again, ‘What’s up, what’s going on, everything OK? And he just said, ‘Call the police,’ kind of nonchalantly, kind of like, ‘Leave me alone,’ ” Cutcher said.

She also said she believes Zimmerman continued to chase Martin as he tried to get home, and that she knows this wasn’t a case of self-defense.

“I know this was not self-defense. There was no punching, no hitting going on at the time, no wrestling,’” Cutcher said.