The probably cause affidavit against George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin was filed today. In it we learn a couple key things:
It also says Trayvon's mother identified the screams for help heard in a 911 call as those of her son. It also reveals that investigators interviewed a "friend" of Trayvon's who talked to him on the phone in the leadup to the shooting.
Based on the description, it appears the friend was the girl described by Martin family attorneys as his girlfriend.
"During this time, Martin was on the phone with a friend and described to her what was happening," the affidavit said. "The witness advised that Martin was scared because he was being followed through the complex by an unknown male and didn't know why."
Martin tried to run home, the affidavit says, but was followed by Zimmerman. "Zimmerman got out of his vehicle and followed Martin."
The affidavit goes on to say that "Zimmerman disregarded the police dispatcher" who told him to stop, and "continued to follow Martin who was trying to return to his home."
Zimmerman, the affidavit says, "confronted Martin and a struggle ensued."
Key take point one; Zimmerman pursued and confronted Martin. That right there helps explain why Zimmerman is facing a charge of second degree murder instead of manslaughter.
The second point in this document is that his mother has now identified the screaming to be Trayvon's. Remember a few weeks ago a secret witness came out saying it was Zimmerman? Well not anymore.