George Zimmerman would have been arrested and charged with manslaughter if the lead detective in the case, Chris Serino, had it his way. That bombshell was reported by ABC News on Tuesday, March 27.
Serino, a lead investigator with the Sanford Police Department, apparently did not believe the volunteer neighborhood watchman’s account of the events on that fateful evening last month that resulted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Serino wanted Zimmerman, 28, locked up, but the state Attorney’s Office said there was not enough evidence to make an arrest, multiple sources told ABC News.
In an affidavit taken the night of the Feb. 26 killing, Serino stated he was unconvinced by Zimmerman’s version of events in which he claimed self-defense.
State Attorney Norman Wolfinger refused to comment.