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Zimmerman tells Fox News he was not pursuing Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman says he was not pursuing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin the night the teen was fatally shot.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the teenager’s death.

He made the statement Wednesday in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

When asked to explain what he meant when he told a police dispatcher he was following Martin, Zimmerman said he was “going in the same direction as him so I could keep an eye on him so I could tell police where he was going.”

The neighborhood watch volunteer claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed the unarmed Martin on Feb. 26 in a central Florida neighborhood.

His attorney says he agreed to the interview because he’s hoping to receive donations to Zimmerman’s defense fund.

Trayvon Martin: NBC News president says edited 911 call was 'a mistake,' explains how it got on air

Last week, NBC News formally apologized for airing an edited recording of the 911 call George Zimmerman made before shooting Trayvon Martin — but did not reveal why the call had been revised. Yesterday, NBC News President Steve Capus gave Reuters a more detailed explanation, clarifying that airing the edited recording was “a mistake” rather than “a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call.”

NBC’s Today show aired a version of the call that suggested Zimmerman told police, without being prompted, that Martin was black. The unedited recording reveals that Zimmerman gave this information while answering a dispatcher’s question. READ FULL STORY

Trayvon Martin: NBC apologizes for misleading edit of 911 call

NBC News has admitted it erred and has apologized for editing a recording of George Zimmerman’s call to police the night he shot Trayvon Martin.

In a news report last week, NBC’s Today show aired its edited version of Zimmerman’s call. The recording viewers heard was trimmed to suggest that Zimmerman volunteered to police, with no prompting, that Martin was black. But the portion of the tape that was cut out had the 911 dispatcher asking Zimmerman if the person who had raised his suspicion was “black, white or Hispanic,” to which Zimmerman responded, “He looks black.” READ FULL STORY

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