Complete Transcript, Singleton Interview, 2nd Tape, 2/26/2012

Same rules as the first one.  I try to be as completely accurate as possible and nothing is left out or altered in any way.  Here’s a pdf copy of it.

Update: Here’s the audio: audio_statement_0226_2

Singleton: OK, um, this is February 26th, 2012. Again I’m in with George Zimmerman in an interview room with the Sanford Police Department. Um, you still have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney and all this, all what I spoke to you earlier about. Would you still continue to talk with me?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK. I just wanna ask you a few more questions.
Zimmerman: Yes ma’am.
Singleton: Um, this is, ah, the neighborhood we’re talking about, right?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, can you put, ah, an “x” on here where you first saw the guy?
Zimmerman: Right he…right about here.
Singleton: OK, right about there.
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, and this is the, this is the entrance, correct?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK. Just… like that. OK, this is where you first saw him. OK and then you’re dri…where, where were you when you saw him there?
Zimmerman: I was driving around here in this direction.
Singleton: OK, you were this is where your car was. OK. Can you just write “car” right there? OK, and then you saw him here?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK. And then where do you go from there? This is where you start, when do you start calling the police, where are you?
Zimmerman: I pulled in front of the clubhouse.
Singleton: OK, did you pass him?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, so he was here and you passed him and went over here.
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, put an “x” there that that’s where he…ah, just, ah, put “911” that that’s where you were when you called 911.
Zimmerman: Well, it was the non-emergency line.
Singleton: OK. Well, what…that’s where you called the police, right?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, and then he’s behind you? He’s still over here, correct…
Zimmerman: I…
Singleton: Cause you pass him
Zimmerman: Right.
Singleton: OK, you pass him and this is where he’s looking in the houses, OK. And then…where do you go when you realize…you said he comes and he circles your car?
Zimmerman: No, ma’am. I lost contact of him as I was trying to get through cause you have to…
Singleton: So does he continue past you?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK. So he continues past you and you lose sight of him over here.
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, so just draw an arrow where he continues to pass you.
Zimmerman: He continues to pass me through here…and then he goes down here. You want me to (unintelligible)…
Singleton: And then he goes somewhere here where you can’t see him.
Zimmerman: Correct.
Singleton: So just go to about where he, where you think he might have been be.., to where you lose sight of him.
Zimmerman: He started going here and then behind these houses.
Singleton: OK. And you could see that from here?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: And then when he gets behind the houses you lose sight.
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK. And you said this, this….at some point he comes back and circles your car? Has he already done that?
Zimmerman: He looked into my vehicle…
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: But he didn’t circle it at that point in time.
Singleton: OK, when does he come…you’re still, you’re still in the car talking to 911, right?
Zimmerman: I’m trying to get through, yes ma’am.
Singleton: And at some point you said he comes back?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, so you lose sight of him back here and then he returns?
Zimmerman: I…no…I drive my car up here.
Singleton: OK, so move your vehicle up to there.
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am. Right here.
Singleton: OK, and put “car”. And just draw an arrow from where you were to where you ended up.
Zimmerman: There
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: …to there.
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: And that’s where I parked.
Singleton: OK, that’s where you parked. OK. OK. You park here, and then…is that when he comes and circles your car?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: It might’ve been closer in between here…these houses.
Singleton: OK. Well, you can move it.
Zimmerman: OK.
Singleton: Just move it.
Zimmerman: Right, right around there.
Singleton: Right around, around here, OK. I’ll just…that’s OK. We’re just, we’re gonna “x” this one out cause it’s not where you meant. You meant that you came around here and ended up here.
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, you ended up here, and then…is that when he circles your car?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK. He comes out from where?
Zimmerman: I don’t know.
Singleton: OK. All of a sudden you just notice he’s circling your car.
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK. So he’s circling your car…
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: Are you still on the phone?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: With dispatch? OK. Are you giving them a description or anything
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: of what’s going on? OK, where does he go where you lose sight of him again?
Zimmerman: He walked back into the darkness here.
Singleton: He went there, OK.
Zimmerman: And…
Singleton: He walks back in here
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: …does he make the turn, does he go…
Zimmerman: I don’t…
Singleton: You don’t know. By the time he gets here you can’t see him.
Zimmerman: Correct.
Singleton: OK. And you’re still in your car?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: And you’re watching him walk away?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, and then what happens?
Zimmerman: The dispatcher asked me what direction he went on and exactly what address I was at.
Singleton: And this is when you don’t realize what street you’re on, cause you’re on the center street and you live on the outside one?
Zimmerman: Correct.
Singleton: OK. So you’re trying to figure out what street you’re on, OK. So you see him go here, and then, so what do you do, to try to…
Zimmerman: I got out of my vehicle to look at this house’s address, and see if there was a sign there.
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: There wasn’t.
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: So I walked through the dog walk to see if there was a sign here
Singleton: OK
Zimmerman: or an address that I could make out easier.
Singleton: OK. And then what happens?
Zimmerman: The dispatcher asked me if I’m out of my car
Singleton: Um hum.
Zimmerman: and I said yes. And they said, do you know what direction he went in, I said no. And they said are you following him and I…I said I don’t…I don’t know…I don’t know where he went.
Singleton: OK, but you continue straight on the sidewalk?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: Up to this side, OK.
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am. All the way through.
Singleton: And then what happens when you get here…you decide that you still don’t know where you’re at?
Zimmerman: I still didn’t know where I was at
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: but I was able to give the dispatcher a description from the clubhouse.
Singleton: Um hum.
Zimmerman: I said, they come straight in past the clubhouse and my car is right here.
Singleton: OK. You..
Zimmerman: and the…
Singleton: ..is your car running, or you, you’ve shut it off?
Zimmerman: It’s shut off.
Singleton: OK. So you’re just parked here
Zimmerman: I
Singleton: You follow him
Zimmerman: … [unintelligible]
Singleton: …doesn’t matter, thank you so much. So you walk here and when you get here, you realize, OK I’m just gonna go back to my car? Is that what happens, or…
Zimmerman: No. The dispatcher says, um, would you like a police officer to still come out, cause I said I don’t know where he went.
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: He’s…cause he asked me for the, what direction they went in
Singleton: OK
Zimmerman: what road, and I said I don’t know where he went. And they said, well, do you still want a pol, uh, officer to meet you, and I said yes. And they said, well where do you want them to meet you, and I said at my car.
Singleton: OK.
Zimmerman: So I start walking back towards my car.
Singleton: OK. Is this all dark in here?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, there’s no lighting back here anywhere
Zimmerman: No, ma’am.
Singleton: unless it comes from someone’s houses?
Zimmerman: Correct.
Singleton: Is that how it works? OK. And could, is it all dark down here
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: so you can’t see anything down here.
Zimmerman: Unless there’s patio lights on.
Singleton: OK. So at what point, and where from what bushes does he jump out?
Zimmerman: It was somewhere around here.
Singleton: Did you know if the…is there bushes along this walkway or…where are the bushes?
Zimmerman: There all…there hedges around the sides and the back of the buildings.
Singleton: OK, so you think it’s up here somewhere where the “T” is, where he jumps out?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, do you remember, um, you were walking this way, did he jump out in front of you from somewhere? Or did he come up behind you? Or do you remember?
Zimmerman: I don’t recall.
Singleton: OK, but he was…from what you guess, he’s somewhere hiding at this “T” with the bushes? Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: In the bushes when he jumps out. OK. And then where, where, where does, where do you end up when you, when he, when you guys are on the ground and after this has all happened…where, where…do you even know?
Zimmerman: He punched me in the face and I fell backwards, and I don’t even know where…
Singleton: You just know you were somewhere in this area…
Zimmerman: It ended up. Yes ma’am.
Singleton: OK, when the police took you, they took you…
Zimmerman: Back up this way.
Singleton: Back up this way, OK. OK. And when that man was standing there with the flashlight…do you remember what building he was from?
Zimmerman: No, ma’am.
Singleton: Do you remember what building you saw when you said you saw somebody
Zimmerman: This one.
Singleton: You saw somebody over here
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: when you were hollering for help
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: And the guy says I’m calling…
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK, this is the building where you see somebody. OK. OK, but he jumps out of bushes somewhere in this area?
Zimmerman: Yes, ma’am.
Singleton: OK. Thank you. Oh, what kind of gun was it? That you
Zimmerman: Mine?
Singleton: …yours.
Zimmerman: A KelTec 9mm
Singleton: KelTec 9mm
Zimmerman: Do you think I can have a water if I want it?
Singleton: Oh, yeah, I’ll get you another one. Or you can have soda or coffee or anything.
Zimmerman: No, water…thank you.
Singleton: You don’t need to use the restroom yet?
Zimmerman: No, ma’am.
Singleton: OK.

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