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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Zimmerman's Lawyers Withdraw

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The Trayvon Martin case took a bizarre turn Tuesday when George Zimmerman's attorneys quit, complaining that they have lost all contact with him and that he called the prosecutor and talked to a TV host after they told him not to speak to anyone.

The lawyers portrayed the former neighborhood watch captain as erratic and his mental state as shaky, and they expressed fear for his health under the pressure that has been building in the month since he shot and killed Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

"As of the last couple days he has not returned phone calls, text messages or emails," attorney Craig Sonner said at a news conference outside the courthouse. "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."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These guys should be reported to the bar association. They are obviously just seeking publicity for themselves. Client communications -- even the lack of communication -- is protected by attorney-client privilege. Obviously, if they have had no contact with him, he did not authorize them to do this publicity stunt.