Watch George Zimmerman trial live: Prosecutor opens with Zimmerman's 911 call profiling Trayvon Martin (videos, transcript)



On June 24, 2013, George Zimmerman trial opening statements began with prosecutor John Guy pointing out lies Zimmerman told following the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2013. He opened by indicating that George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin and referenced the original 911 call, where
George Zimmerman June 24, 2013
he referred to "F*&#ng Punks" and "A$$holes." John Guy's opening statements are powerfully gripping and have laid the foundation for the trial.

One of the most shocking statements John Guy made was when he described CPR methods used on Trayvon Martin after Zimmerman shot him. Guy stated that air was escaping through his chest and first responders used a Wal-Mart, plastic bag to cover the escaping air.

The rescue attempts were futile and Trayvon Martin died that night.

John Guy offered a compelling picture of Zimmerman as a 200 pound man trained in martial arts and Trayvon Martin who had no significant injuries to his hands as would be expected if he had beaten Zimmerman so severely Zimmerman feared for his life.

Guy stated, "And at the end of this trial, Judge Nelson will read to you the law. The law that applies to all of us; the law that applies to each of us. And we are confident, that at the end of this trial, you will know in your head, in your heart, in your stomach, that George Zimmerman did not shoot Trayvon Martin because he had to. He shot him for the worst of all reasons: because he wanted to."

George Zimmerman Trial June 24, 2013 Opening Statements
You may listen to the original 911 call placed by George Zimmerman below, along with a transcript.




George Zimmerman First 911 Call Feb. 26, 2012 Transcript



George Zimmerman:

We’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood and there’s a real suspicious guy. It’s Retreat View Circle. The best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle.

This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around looking about. [00:25]

911 dispatcher:

OK, is he White, Black, or Hispanic?

George Zimmerman:

He looks black.

911 dispatcher:
Did you see what he was wearing?

George Zimmerman:


Yeah, a dark hoodie like a gray hoodie. He wore jeans or sweat pants and white tennis shoes. He’s here now … he’s just staring. [00:42]

911 dispatcher:

He’s just walking around the area, the houses? OK.

George Zimmerman:

Now he’s staring at me. [00:48]

911 dispatcher:
OK, you said that’s 1111 Retreat View or 111?

George Zimmerman:

That’s the clubhouse.

911 dispatcher:

He’s near the clubhouse now?

George Zimmerman:

Yeah, now he’s coming toward me. He’s got his hands in his waist band.

And he’s a black male.[1:03]

911 dispatcher:

How old would you say he is?

George Zimmerman:

He’s got something on his shirt. About like his late teens.

911 dispatcher:

Late teens?

George Zimmerman:

Uh, huh.

Something’s wrong with him. Yep, he’s coming to check me out.

He’s got something in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is. [01:20]

911 dispatcher:

Let me know if he does anything, OK?

George Zimmerman:

OK.

911 dispatcher:

We’ve got him on the wire. Just let me know if this guy does anything else.

George Zimmerman:

OK.

These assholes. They always get away.

When you come to the clubhouse, you come straight in and you go left. Actually, you would go past the clubhouse. [1:39]

911 dispatcher:

OK, so it’s on the left hand side of the clubhouse?

George Zimmerman:

Yeah. You go in straight through the entrance and then you would go left. You go straight in, don’t turn and make a left.

He’s running. [2:08]

911 dispatcher:

He’s running? Which way is he running?

George Zimmerman:

Down toward the other entrance of the neighborhood. [2:14]

911 dispatcher:

OK, which entrance is that he’s headed towards?

George Zimmerman:

The back entrance.

[Zimmerman mutters Fucking Punks at 2:22]


Are you following him? [2:24]

George Zimmerman:

Yeah. [2:25]

911 dispatcher:

OK.

We don’t need you to do that. [2:26]

George Zimmerman:

OK. [2:28]

911 dispatcher:

Alright, sir, what is your name? [2:34]

George Zimmerman:

George. He ran.

911 dispatcher:

Alright, George, what’s your last name?

George Zimmerman:

Zimmerman.

911 dispatcher:

What’s the phone number you’re calling from?

George Zimmerman:

407-435-2400

911 dispatcher:

Alright, George, we do have them on the way. Do you want to meet with the officer when they get out there?

George Zimmerman:

Yeah.

911 dispatcher:

Alright, where are you going to meet with them at?

George Zimmerman:

Um, if they come in through the gate, tell them to go straight past the clubhouse and, uh, straight past the clubhouse and make a left and then go past the mailboxes you’ll see my truck. [3:10]

911 dispatcher:

Alright, what address are you parked in front of? [3:21]

George Zimmerman:

Um, I don’t know. It’s a cut-through so I don’t know the address. [3:25]

911 dispatcher:


OK, do you live in the area?

George Zimmerman:


Yeah, yeah, I live here.

911 dispatcher:

OK, what’s your apartment number?

George Zimmerman:

It’s a home. It’s 1950 – oh, crap, I don’t want to give it out – I don’t know where this kid is [inaudible] [3:40]

911 dispatcher:

OK, do you just want to meet with them at the mailboxes then? [3:42]

George Zimmerman:

Yeah, that’s fine. [3:43]

911 dispatcher:

Alright, George, I’ll let them know you’ll meet them at …

George Zimmerman:
Could you have them call me and I’ll tell them where I’m at? [3:49]

911 dispatcher:

OK, that’s no problem.

George Zimmerman:

My number -- you’ve got it?

911 dispatcher:

Yeah, I’ve got it. 435-2400?

George Zimmerman:

Yeah, you got it.

911 dispatcher:

OK, no problem. I’ll let them know to call you when they’re in the area. [4:02]

George Zimmerman:

Thanks.

911 dispatcher:

You’re welcome.

Call ends 4:07