On Friday, a neighbor of George Zimmerman testified that it appeared Trayvon Martin was on top, but two other neighbors had given accounts pointing to the opposite scenario.
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A neighbor of George Zimmerman testified in Mr. Zimmerman’s murder trial Friday that it appeared Trayvon Martin was straddling and striking Zimmerman before the unarmed teenager was shot.
The neighbor, Jonathan Good, said he went outside after hearing a noise outside his town house on Feb. 26, 2012. Mr. Good said he saw what looked like a “tussle” when he stepped onto his back patio.
“What’s going on? Stop it,” Good said he yelled.
Good returned inside to call 911 and was on the phone with police when he heard a gunshot.
However, Good said he did not see anyone's head being slammed into the concrete sidewalk, which Zimmerman's lawyers say Trayvon did to him. Good initially testified that it appeared "there were strikes being thrown, punches being thrown," but during detailed questioning, he said he saw only "downward" arm movements being made.
Good, who lived in the same gated community in Sanford, Fla., as Zimmerman, was the fourth neighbor who partially witnessed the death of Trayvon to testify in the trial, Reuters notes.