"He goes, 'Aww man, this guy--he was beating up on me, so I had to shoot him...'" (1:31)
This is the information page for Jonathan Manalo (W13) in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. You will find links to the available documents and media below. You can also locate other corresponding testimony and information on the site.
Note: Some of the witnesses have come forward and given media interviews. Consequently, their names are publicly known. In such cases, the names of these witnesses are included with their caller and witness number.
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His wife is Jeannee Manalo (W12). He said he didn’t see the actual incident. He went outside after the shooting. George Zimmerman was out of breath and “acting like he had just gotten his butt beat.” He asked Zimmerman if he needed him to call 911. He states he called Zimmerman’s wife while he was being cuffed and explained what was happening. Zimmerman blurted out, “Just tell her that I shot someone.” He says Zimmerman was very matter of fact–like it wasn’t a big deal.
Testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman from 6/28/2013:
The following interviews are the full, uncut audio files released as part of the discovery court proceedings in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. Names and some other identifying information have been redacted to protect the identities of the witnesses.
Sanford Police Department – February 26, 2012 Track 1 (~3 min)
Florida Department of Law Enforcement – March 20, 2012 (~17 min)
Florida State Attorney’s Office – March 26, 2012 (~3 min)