SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s father testified Monday that he never denied it was his son’s voice screaming for help on a 911 call, contradicting police officers’ earlier testimony at George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial.
Tracy Martin said that he merely told officers he couldn’t tell if it was his son after his first time listening to the call.
“I never said that wasn’t my son’s voice,” said Tracy Martin, who added that he concluded it was his son after listening to the call as many as 20 times.
Tracy Martin’s testimony came after the lead investigator probing Martin’s death testified that the father had answered “no” when the detective asked if the screams belonged to Trayvon Martin. Officer Chris Serino played the 911 call for Tracy Martin in the days immediately following Trayvon Martin’s death in February 2012.
“He looked away and under his breath he said ‘no’,” Serino said of Tracy Martin.
Officer Doris Singleton backed up Serino’s account.