Nightly News | July 01, 2013
>>> they have started a new week in the trayvon martin case in florida. the jury saw what the accused, george zimmerman , told police in the confrontation that ended in the shooting. ron mott has the latest from sanford, florida.
>> reporter: though he may never take the stand, george zimmerman dominated day six of testimony. in taped interviews with police.
>> he jumped out from the butches, and said what's the [ bleep ] your problem, homie.
>> reporter: she told this officer that trayvon martin quickly overtook him.
>> i said help me, help me, he's killing me. and he placed his hand on my nose and my mouth and he said you're going to die tonight.
>> reporter: zimmerman continue continued.
>> i felt his hand going on my side and thought he was going for my firearm, grabbed it immediately, and he banged my head again, i pulled my firearm out and shot him.
>> reporter: 17-year-old martin, who was unarmed, died that night last year, killed with a shotgun blast to the chest. he pleaded not guilty, saying he fired in self-defense. zimmerman describes martin as a suspect.
>> did you consider to be suspect, such an outrageous term to use, that it caused you concern.
>> i didn't read it at the time.
>> how about today?
>> reporter: the prosecutors said zimmerman wanted to be a cop.
>> the word suspect, you are used to using the word suspect when you are apprehending or describing someone or you feel or suspect is committing a crime, correct?
>> yes, that's what i use.
>> reporter: lead investigator, chris cerino, expressed doubt in a videotape three days after the shooting. why he didn't know about the street he was on and needed to get out of his pickup. under cross-examination, departiculdetec detective cerino said that these types of interviews are standard practice, meant to show inconsistencies or verify a story.