Trayvon Martin Shouts Disputed in 911 Calls

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Audio experts differ on whether shouts for help on 911 calls are those of defendant George Zimmerman or of his shooting victim, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

One New Jersey-based expert said the screams came from Martin, while a Florida-based audio expert said the shouts were a mix of Martin and Zimmerman.

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Attorneys prosecuting Zimmerman on a charge of second-degree murder hired the audio experts to compare samples of Zimmerman's and Martin's voices.

Shouts can be heard on the 911 calls phoned in by neighbors.

The residents of the gated community heard the neighborhood watch leader struggling with Trayvon Martin before he killed the teenager in 2012.

Determining whose voice was in fact calling for help could aid a jury in deciding whether George Zimmerman's claims of self-defense were justified.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty and his trial starts next month.

Martin's family claims the voice is that of the South Florida teen, while Zimmerman's father has said in court he believes the cries are from his son.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, asked a judge to determine whether the audio analysis can be used at trial, or whether it would prejudice jurors.

"Counsel has significant concerns that such evidence will confuse the issues for this jury to decide, and it may well mislead the jury in this area of inquiry," he said.

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THAT JURY MUST HAVE BEEN A BUNCH OF VAPID IDIOTS OR BIGOTED IDIOTS. LETS JUST CHECK THE FACTS. 1 ZIMMERMAN GOT A GUN AFTER POLICE TOLD HIM TO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE AND WENT OUT AND STALKED A KID JUSTWALKING DOWN THE STREET AFTER BUYING SOME CANDY AT THE STORE. LETS LOOK AT THE BUILDS. TRAYVON, A SKINNY 17YEAR OLD. ZIMMERMAN A BIG FAT FACED FAT MAN, BUILT LIKE A BULL. HOW COULD TRAYVON HAVE EVEN KNOCKED THIS ROUND HULK DOWN? ZIMMERMAN MEANT TO KILL SOMEBODY, PREFERABLY AN AFRICAN AMEREICAN. OTHERWISE WHY WOULD HE HAVE LEFT THE HOUSE WITH A GUN?????!!!!! THE ONLY MISTAKE IN THIS TRIAL WAS A DUMB PROSECUTER, NOT TRYING FOR MURDER ONE..LEAVING THE HOUSE WITH A GUN IS MURDER AFORTHOUGHT!!! HOW DOES THE RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF APPLY TO ZIMMERMAN MAYBE TO POOR TRAYVON, WHEN SOME BULLY WANT TO BE "HERO" COMES OUT WITH A GUN TO ATTACK YOU FOR WALKING DOWN THE STREET!!! TRAYVON WAS PUPOSEFULLY MURDERED BY ZIMMERMAN. IF THOSE STUPID FLORIDA BIMBOS COULDNT THINK IT THROUGH...YOU CAN BET ZIMMERMAN WILL HAVE TO FACE GOD AND BE JUDGED. I HOPE ZIMMERMAN HAS TO HIDE LIKE THE BIG FAT COWARD HE IS ALL THE RST OF HIS LOUSY LIFE. ANOTHER THING THAT MAKES ME GAG WAS THAT JUROR B37 CALLING ZIMMERMAN
'GEORGE" BY HIS FIRST NAME LIKE HE WAS A BUDDY OF HERS AND THEN THE PHONY TEARS..SHE WAS THE EPITOME OF A DUNM B ITCHBAY. GAG GAG PUKE. WHO PICKED THESE PATHETIC MORONS??

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Why do you allow the edited nbc version of the 911 call to be heard on this website? He didn't offer the fact that he as black. He asked what race he was and Zimmerman said "I think he's black".

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@ David+Wilson

They are leaving out a lot of things that GZ was out for trouble period we have a 17 year old dead no matter what his color is I believe in my heart and soul GZ is a complete liar his story is so full of lies and cover up he was wrong no matter how u look at this GZ was taking a gun to chase this kid down like he was a cop he had no right he should be threw in jail I can't claim self defense when u have such minor injuries no way I've had worse bruises and scracthes and I'm a girl, trayvon never touched GZ period! We should not be arguing over who is screaming for help I bet my last breathe it was trayvon why would GZ scream for anything when he has a loaded gun tell me open your eyes people he is a Huge Liar !

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