PRAISEHOUSTON.com - Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, say that they have not been in contact with him for a few days and that he has went into hiding. They also say that they are dropping him as a client and withdrawing as Zimmerman’s counsel.
This announcement comes the same day a public website from George Zimmerman went live on the world wide web, where he asks for his supporters to donate funds to help him pay for living expenses since he is not able to be employed.
Zimmerman’s former attorney Craig Sonner say that they did not know anything about the website that hit the net:
He is going and doing things without consulting me. Him creating a website wasn’t a problem but not consulting with me about it was. The money that was set up, I wanna make sure my hands are not on it, so I have nothing to do with that,
Zimmerman’s other former attorney Hal Uhrig also says that the website isn’t the only thing that has brought them to this decision:
Our concerns runs deeper than the website, George Zimmerman is not doing well emotionally, our concern is for him to do something like this suggests that he may not be in complete control of what’s going on. We absolutely still stand on what the facts are and what we still stand on the evidence that we previously reported. When this is over, we hope the Martin family can begin the healing process.
He later added that if Zimmerman were to reach out to them, they would still represent him:
We support Zimmerman, but he has to reach out to us.
These attorneys were questioned by the media and press after their statements and stood firm on their belief that Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman. They even lashed out at the media for creating an image of this case as if Trayvon was innocent and murdered by George Zimmerman using inaccurate photos and images for reports:
Something terrible happened and the media has used inaccurate photos to make it look like big man killed young little boy. Why didn’t they use the more up to date photos of Martin who towered over Zimmerman at 6 ft. and of Zimmerman with a more current suit and tie instead of a mugshot?
Regardless of how the attorneys feel about the case, it doesn’t make Zimmerman look any better that he would not communicate with them, but that he also called the Special Prosecutor himself and put up this website without their knowledge. It makes it seem as if Zimmer is “taking the law into his own hands”.
Stay tuned for more updates with this developing story.