Lawyers Tell Zimmerman's Current Condition

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- Former lawyers for the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin say he's losing weight, suffering from high levels of stress and unable even to perform the simple task of buying a soda because of the intense public scrutiny he's under.
Hal Uhrig and Craig Sooner announced Tuesday they were no longer representing George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer, because they haven't heard from him since Sunday.
Against their advice, the attorneys say Zimmerman contacted special prosecutor Angela Corey, who will decide if he should face charges, but prosecutors in her office refused to talk to him without his lawyers present.
Late Tuesday Corey released a statement saying she would make an announcement on the case within 72 hours.

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  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Apr 11, 2012 at 05:47 PM
    Of course hes stressed He is the sacrifical lamb for reverse racism and Anti Gun socialism
  • by bria Location: tallhassee,fla on Apr 11, 2012 at 09:34 AM
    how u know he aint guilty no matte the color his a#* was told to stand down and he fired any way.. whats wrong with someone walkin from the store wearing a hoodie unarmed and on the phone he aint have nothing better to do but kill a black child with skittles and a arizona on the phone.... in my eyes he's guility no one knows what happen because Martin aint hear too speak out..... curious why havent any one asked his girlfriend what happen so what cause she's a ear witness she should know yall just covering evidence on his a#* cause you know he's guilty!!!!
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      by Kequandra on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM in reply to bria
      Your comments are really baseless rantings. Since neither of us was there we have to rely on the media. After reading numerous accounts of what happened the tone began to change from outright charges of "Zimmermann is guilty" to hey, let's back off that statement as other information became available. By reading as many accounts as possible I was able to form my opinion...not spew the same rant and hate that so many others have. Education is the key. Have a great day Bria.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM in reply to bria
      An eyewitness on a Miami media site saw the attack by Martin. Bria go look at the video clip and ask yourself "What if Zimmerman had been my brother and was being beaten up with his head being bashed into the concrete and screaming out?" How would I feel knowing the 17 year old attacker had swung at a bus driver and threatened to kill my brother? It was self defense and unfortunate that the attack happened.
  • by Tony on Apr 11, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    GOD Bless you
  • by Kequandra Location: Tallahassee on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:44 AM
    The man is NOT GUILTY. The man is NOT WHITE. All of the evidence, when read by competent individuals, shows that he was not the aggressor. If the area that you live in experiences a rise in crime and you organize a neighborhood watch group to thwart future crimes are you wrong. Are you wrong to confront someone that you KNOW doesn't live there? I have in Tallahassee and have no problem with it. I get thanks from neighbors for taking action. I don't carry a gun but I carry a camera and EVERY vehicle that doesn't belong gets photographed several times. Zimmermann confronted Trayvvon and Trayvvon will be shown to be the aggressor...not the little innocent kid the media wants to portray.
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      by angela on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM in reply to Kequandra
      who care what color he is people always want to bring bad things. You don't know the person that was kill he was told not to follow Trayvvon he did anyway.What was Trayvvon doing he had to follow him and kill him at the same time. That young man was screaming for his life. Don't worry about what he did in his pass what did Trayvvon do to Zimmermann.Did Trayvvon have a weapon on him no he didn't. Whats it to you if he not the littie innocent kid a kid life was taken. And for what reason you tell me that.If the person not doing anything why bother them.What give you all the wright to confront someone just because they don't live in your neighborhood.I wish like hell somebody do me that way.I walk everyday in different neightborhood the road belong to the city not to you neighborhood watch.Thats up to the police not to you all.So say what you want he needs to pay for what he done.May God bless the family that lost there love one.
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        by Kequandra on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM in reply to angela
        Dear Angela, just like Bria you run on and on and on. Would you place your comments and anger in other stories where you have our own (by the way I am black too) killing each other? Or do you just get all up in arms over someone from another race kills a black person. Don't let the media do your thinking. It might be difficult to put yourself in George Zimmermann's situation but try. Let's say he confronted Trayvvon and the situation got violent, does he not have the right to protect himself? A shame that anyone died but direct your anger at some of the other crimes committed. I'll be sure to look for your name on other articles.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM in reply to angela
        It was easy to believe that Trayvon was innocent given the sources here. But in being objective and looking at other media sources around the state, there seems to be a difference in the way information is being told. Miami media for whatever reason has video clips at the police station showing Zimmerman's head injury with a policeman looking at it. The same source also has an eyewitness interview of someone who was on the scene and saw Martin on top of Zimmerman beating him up as George was screaming. All these people saw George in distress and stood by doing little. His head was being bashed into the sidewalk by an over 6 foot 3 inch football playing athlete who had earlier swung at a bus driver. Martin had 3 suspensions, possessed an empty pot bag as well as jewelry that did not belong to him and Martin was violent. What Zimmerman did was to defend his life. His story has not changed and both families are impacted by this event. Wish Trayvon's parents had done a better job of having him respect authority and taught him how to interact with people in a diplomatic manner like saying "Hello, I am Trayvon and here visiting my Dad." If so, then none of this would have occurred. Instead, we have parents capitalizing on the fact that their son is dead by trademarking the youth and expecting everyone to come to their aid while creating social disruption. Sorry, no sympathy from here.
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