Zimmerman attorneys Hal Ulrig and Craig Sonner told CNN their client told them that he said, “F—ing punks.” This, if believed, would give credence to Zimmerman’s presumed defense that race did not play a role in Trayvon Martin’s murder.
Audio expert Tom Owen also weighed in on the audio and agreed that the word heard on the 911 tape was “punks,” not the racial slur some people said they heard. Owen says the word became clearer once he removed cell phone interference from the vocals.
Owen provided CNN a copy of the new tape but members of the editorial staff could not reach a consensus on what word was used by Zimmerman.
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