The polarizing case of Trayvon Martin's killing took another turn today. George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr. told CNN's Pier Morgan Thursday night that he wanted to dispel some of the myths that have green spread about the highly controversial shooting.
According to CNN Zimmerman said that his brother was only acting in self-defense and that it was Martin who confronted Zimmerman's brother.
It's a statement that many, including Martins family, would disagree with. Martin's family and other backers of the family have said that they believe Zimmerman was the aggressor.
Robert Zimmerman also said to Morgan that his brother had to do what was necessary in order to save his life.
"You return force when somebody assaults you. There would have been George dead if he had not acted decisively and instantaneously when he was being disarmed."
Zimmerman Jr. believed that Martin snuck up on his brother.
However, in the police dispatch reports it appears quite clear that Zimmerman is following the young teenager because "he looks suspicious".
While Zimmerman Jr. says his brother was trying to protect his life, he did feel sorry for Martins family.
"This is a tragedy. Her son was lost. I feel very badly about that. Ultimately we all wish that this was a different situation."
Much has been made though about the recent surveillance video at the Sanford Police headquarters in response to the Zimmerman's claim.
Martins family and legal experts says the video, obtained by ABCNews, questions the Zimmerman family's account of the story.
The tape shows no visible blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, even though Zimmerman's brother and police claim that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of his head and nose. At one the point in the video it shows the back of Zimmerman's head which may or may not have a small gash on it.
Zimmerman Jr. told CNN's Morgan Thursday night though admantanly that the medical records will essentially prove his brother's story is accurate and the truth.
"His nose looks swollen in the (surveillance) video. I'm his brother."
But according to CBSNews the funeral director who prepared Martin body said that there were no marks on his hands from all the punches that Zimmerman said bruised and battered him.
Even with the national uproar that the story has caused and the massive attention it has received, authorities have not charged Zimmerman with anything because they there is no clear evidence to disprove Zimmeramn's claim that he committed the act in self-defense.
Photo by David Shankbone.