The FBI may have enough evidence to charge Trayvon Martin’s killer with a hate crime. George Zimmerman was arrested in April and charged with 2nd degree murder in the February shooting death of the 17-year-old Miami high school student.

Zimmerman, 28, told police he shot the unarmed teen in self defense following a brief altercation. According to WFTV, the FBI is actively questioning residents of the Retreat of Twin Lakes community, and they could charge Zimmerman with a hate crime even if he is acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin.

He could face the death penalty if found guilty of a hate crime.

New information reveals Zimmerman’s story was inconsistent in the hours following the shooting.

Zimmerman initially told Sanford, Florida investigators that Trayvon ran away after he was spotted. He said Trayvon doubled back and began circling Zimmerman’s SUV while he was on the phone with 911.

But Zimmerman later told police that Trayvon came up behind him and knocked him to the ground with one punch.

Meanwhile, Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, says his life will never be the same. “It’s been unimaginable,” he told the Miami Herald in an interview on Monday.

The 64-year-old former magistrate said he stays in hotel rooms under assumed names and pays cash to avoid detection. “All of a sudden, it’s pack up what you can and leave,” he said.

The elder Zimmerman said his family didn’t intentionally mislead the court during the bond hearing by withholding the fact that his son had over $200,000 in donations from the public.

“George didn’t have $200,000 in his pocket,” Zimmerman said. “George is not living large.”

He said Trayvon was killed because he made “a bad decision” when he struggled with George for his licensed handgun.

“No parent can completely control their child. I believe Trayvon made a bad decision,” he said. “I would have liked to see Trayvon change his life and get married and achieve his dreams. He made a decision that changed that, and things didn’t work out for anybody.”

*(bold emphasis mine)

Thanks to loyal reader Ernest O. for the tip!

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    • Iheart

      :applause: rot in hell muthaflucker!!

    • Daisy

      This entire case still makes me very sad :cry:

    • Sweet-tea

      Wow! This whole case is a mess!

    • howmanylicks_07likesthedvilwhitemeat

      Say what now! See Zimmerman eveything you did to him, he already done to you * In my miss Celia voice

    • Hershey

      “No parent can completely control their child. I believe Trayvon made a bad decision,” he said. “I would have liked to see Trayvon change his life and get married and achieve his dreams. He made a decision that changed that, and things didn’t work out for anybody.”

      ____________________________________________

      No thanks to how YOU raised your demented son Trayvon will never get another chance at life. Take some fukn responsibility for what your son did, damn. I just :pray: that he’s found guilty and that he meets the same fate as Jeffrey Dahmer.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :applause: we already know the state full of ish :coffee:

    • MochaT

      Another sad case of a parent who believes everything their child says. I deal with parents like these EVERY day. They always say what their child won’t do, never what they could have done. I pray the FBI does charge him with a hate crime…he deserves the death penalty.

    • CD FENTY

      :bye: BYE BYTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • anw_rootbeer

      O hell naw!!!!! Hoped he changed his life? Was his life going in the wrong direction?!? Man GTFOH

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI FeFe Feminine

      I just read that last portion of the article and literally felt SICK! Did he really say he would have liked to see Trayvon “change his life”???? WOWSERS! :shotsfired:

    • SuthernBelle4

      The way Zimmerman’s father spoke about Trayvon reminds me of that sorry ass apology his son gave. The apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree. Continuing to :pray: for the Martin family.

    • YSoSrs

      This is what Dimmerman has been trying to avoid all along. Welp. It’s not like he’s gonna do any real time anyway so :shrugs:

    • Blackswan

      So Trayvon needed to change his life and not George. How about not follow people and pretend to be neighborhood watch. How about not pulling your gun on a teen cause you got your arse whopped. SMH

    • SAUCEY82

      Going back to Lurk Mode…… :hug:

    • brownskin A.K.A Creamy

      FeFe Feminine says:

      I just read that last portion of the article and literally felt SICK! Did he really say he would have liked to see Trayvon “change his life”???? WOWSERS!
      _______________________________________________________

      are those sandy words :coffee:

    • Erica

      :hailnaw:

    • Ms.Fashion

      And let the church say AMEN…. :applause:

      :coffee:

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      George Zimmerman’s father is a classic case of “White privilege and parenting gone wrong.” This Jewspanic was reared under the cloak of White privilege and now the very same privilege is not working in his favor.

    • ItsIce

      “No parent can completely control their child. I believe Trayvon made a bad decision,” he said.
      —————
      That old raisin got that “my child is an angel” syndrome :coffee:

      :offtopic:
      Thought Id share with y’all I started my first day of school yesterday as an RN student! #SandraRose2.0

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      That interview is :no:

    • Erica

      OAN, SuthrnBelle4, YOUR AVI!!! :casket:

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      This is the best news I’ve heard in a minute. I’m feeling more confident he isn’t going to get off scott free.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Congrats ItsIce :cheer:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      “No parent can completely control their child. I believe Trayvon made a bad decision,” he said. “I would have liked to see Trayvon change his life and get married and achieve his dreams. He made a decision that changed that, and things didn’t work out for anybody.”

      :shotsfired: :shank: :cuss:

      FLUCK YEW!!!!!!!!!!

    • MUNCHOSGIRL

      EVEN THOUGH YOU BOLDED THE TEXT SANDRA, IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU GEORGE AND HIS FATHER THINK ALIKE…….YOUNG BLACK THUG, THAT IS WHAT THEY SEE WHEN LOOKING AT OUR YOUNG BLACK MEN.

    • Ms.Fashion

      He said Trayvon was killed because he made “a bad decision” when he struggled with George for his licensed handgun.

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      OFF WITH THIS FUGGERS HEAD!!!! TRAYVON DID NOT MAKE THE WRONG DECISION YOUR PUNK ARSE SON DID!!!! :MAD:

      ALL TRAYVON WANTED WAS A TEA AND SKITTLES. WAS HE WRONG FOR HAVING A CRAVING?

    • ItsIce

      @Jenie thank you ma’am :hug:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      and KUDOS to the FBI, let’s hope they follow through with the charges :coffee:

    • http://www.vibedeck.com/brandoncharles BCinKS

      Delusion is real. :coffee:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :applause: Congrats ItsIce!

    • Ms.Fashion

      TAKING FROM A QUOTE FROM THE MOVIE, “A TIME TO KILL”.

      CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK OF ALL THE DETAILS THAT WAS TOLD ABOUT THIS MURDER.

      “THEN IMAGINE IF TRAYVON WAS WHITE”

      :coffee:

    • Anna

      ItsIce says:

      Thought Id share with y’all I started my first day of school yesterday as an RN student! #SandraRose2.0
      ~~~~~
      Congrats. Should we expect grossed out comments, and mini medical minutes?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, says his life will never be the same.
      *************************
      Poor fella. Yeah, Trayvon’s life will never be the same either. And what does he mean Tray needed to change his life? Change it from what an honor student who also partakes of the chronic from time to time like millions of other teens who come out just fine?

    • Ms.Fashion

      Bird says:

      Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, says his life will never be the same.
      *************************
      Poor fella. Yeah, Trayvon’s life will never be the same either. And what does he mean Tray needed to change his life? Change it from what an honor student who also partakes of the chronic from time to time like millions of other teens who come out just fine?

      ____________
      Exactly!!!

      Obama did too!!! That chronic got him to the White House!!! :coffee:

      #NoShadeJustTruth

    • http://youtu.be/Yop62wQH498 Daddy Warbucks

      Ms.Fashion says:

      TAKING FROM A QUOTE FROM THE MOVIE, “A TIME TO KILL”.

      CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK OF ALL THE DETAILS THAT WAS TOLD ABOUT THIS MURDER.

      “THEN IMAGINE IF TRAYVON WAS WHITE”
      ———————————————————————-
      Zimmerman would have beeeeen dead, had Trayvon been white… :tea:

    • Ms.Fashion

      CONGRATS @ITSICE!!!

      My sister is an RN so you keep strong all the way to the end!!!

      :thumbsup:

    • Ms.Fashion

      Daddy Warbucks says:

      Ms.Fashion says:

      TAKING FROM A QUOTE FROM THE MOVIE, “A TIME TO KILL”.

      CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK OF ALL THE DETAILS THAT WAS TOLD ABOUT THIS MURDER.

      “THEN IMAGINE IF TRAYVON WAS WHITE”
      ———————————————————————-
      Zimmerman would have beeeeen dead, had Trayvon been white…

      __________

      No ifs, ands, or buts about it. So why he still living is the question? People need to believe in Human Rights not Color Rights. I don’t condione this behavior from any race.

      His parents are better than me that for sure. :coffee:

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      ItsIce says:

      Thought Id share with y’all I started my first day of school yesterday as an RN student!
      *************************

      Contratulation suga dumpling. :cheer:

    • ItsIce

      Thanks for the support y’all :yes:

      On topic: I hope this doesn’t turn into some kind of damage control charge … I hope the FBI is being truly legit with their charge.

    • CookieMonsterZ

      Someone needs to put a muzzle on that man. Nobody gives two ishts about what you think of Trayvon. What’s “unimaginable” is that you keep defending your son who CLEARLY has issues that you previously ignored. What’s “unimaginable” is that you have the nerve to say a dead teen who did not have a chance to LEARN from life experiences made a “mistake.” You need to swap out Trayvon’s name and put your son’s in that dumb @ss statement!

      End rant.

    • LittleBigMouth

      George would be so lucky to die by lethal injection or to be thrown behind bars because between the people that want his head on a stick and just plain karma, a deathly shot would be a gift, bastard. Doesn’t surprise me at all that his father is as ignorant as the seed he raised.

    • Usual Suspect

      He will not get away with this!

    • 69

      The FBI being involved is what made me not worry. It doesn’t matter what Florida does because the Feds don’t play that getting off chit. :nono:

      Porky will pay for what he did, trust. :yes:

    • 69

      ItIce

      Do it big, baby. Congratulations :yahoo:

    • goat76

      69 says:

      The FBI being involved is what made me not worry. It doesn’t matter what Florida does because the Feds don’t play that getting off chit. :nono:

      —————————————————————————
      One of the reason why I felt like it wouldn’t be easy for him to get off. And the hard work of the family’s attorney Ben Crump for helping to bring this injustice to the light!

    • Trucie

      could it be that there really is a god then? it would make my heart smile if he were charged with the hate crime and put to death. See, we all have a little evil in us.

    • HotTamale

      Do people really believe that Zimmer(not a)man is going to pay for what he did? REALLY??? *sighs* That man is not going to spend one day in jail nor will panthers or anyone else take him out. Hate to be blunt but justice WILL NOT be served in this case. Please read the racial history of Florida.

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