Zimmerman’s lawyers resign from case

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Two attorneys representing George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, today announced their resignation from the case. Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig said he’s essentially gone rogue.

“As of the last couple days he has not returned phone calls, text messages or emails,” Sonner said at a press conference. (The same guy who infamously bailed on our show just minutes before air.) “He’s gone on his own. I’m not sure what he’s doing or who he’s talking to. I cannot go forward speaking to the public about George Zimmerman and this case as representing him because I’ve lost contact with him.”

Uhrig expressed lingering concern over Zimmerman, who he said is “not doing well emotionally” and may be suffering from PTSD after the deadly February incident.

Without consulting his legal team, Zimmerman set up a website to raise money for his defense fund, reached out to Fox News host Sean Hannity on his own, as well as the special prosecutor in the case.

Natalie Jackson, an attorney for Martin’s family, said these lawyers “continue to make irresponsible statements to the media.” In a statement obtained by NBC News she said, “Not only have they spoken recklessly about racial issues, enflaming passions and reinforcing stereotypes,”  now they’ve thrown “their own client, George Zimmerman, under the bus by eluding to his possible flight from justice.”

Zimmerman has yet to be arrested in the case, claiming he shot the 17-year-old out of self defense.

 

 

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Zimmerman's lawyers resign from case

Updated