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ABC News dropped a bombshell in the Trayvon Martin case earlier today.  Apparently the lead investigator in the case didn't think George Zimmerman's account passed the smell test, and wanted him arrested for manslaughter.  But Seminole County prosecutors balked.

The lead homicide investigator in the shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin recommended that neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter the night of the shooting, multiple sources told ABC News.

But Sanford, Fla., Investigator Chris Serino was instructed to not press charges against Zimmerman because the state attorney's office headed by Norman Wolfinger determined there wasn't enough evidence to lead to a conviction, the sources told ABC News.

So now it looks like at least some of the blame for this fiasco can be laid at Wolfinger's feet.   Unless he knows something we don't, the circumstances of this case practically screamed at least for an arrest.

Serino filed an affidavit on the night of the shooting saying that a lot of things Zimmerman said didn't ring true.  This is pretty telling, since Zimmerman was initially questioned by a narcotics officer.

It's not hard to see why Serino didn't buy Zimmerman's story--even to a bunch of untrained eyes, most of the details in his account simply don't add up.  And that's not even considering the possibility that witnesses may have been coached, based on evidence that at least one witness had her account "corrected" by an officer.  

Originally posted to Christian Dem in NC on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 02:27 PM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges.

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