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Zimmerman's lawyers withdraw from shooting case

Discussion in 'NEWS, BOOKS, CULTURE' started by Sola, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. Sola

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    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."

    The split came as a special prosecutor neared a decision on whether to charge Zimmerman with a crime in the Feb. 26 shooting.

    Sonner and colleague Hal Uhrig said they had not spoken with Zimmerman since Sunday. Since then, they said, they had learned that he spoke to special prosecutor Angela Corey's office and to Fox TV host Sean Hannity without consulting them, in an attempt to give his side of the shooting. They said Corey refused to talk to Zimmerman without his attorneys' consent and Hannity wouldn't tell them what was discussed.

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  2. Supermom

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    I don't know whether to laugh or cry...As lawyers are they allowed to make a statement on his mental state..to the public? Which kind kangaroo lawyers are these?
     
  3. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    the man's demented. Zimmerman.
     
  4. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    And he is well on his way to Peru where his mum is from. Does Peru have extradition laws?
     
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    :shock Really?!?!
     
  6. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    ummm bros...his lawyers say he is not in Florida, they've lost contact....daddy the ex-judge is not likely to influence the woman in charge now...I'd run too if I were he.
    and he sounds a little unhinged.
     
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    It is said that he is still in the US and yes, Peru has an extradition agreement with the US

    EXTRADITION TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    AND THE REPUBLIC OF PERU, SIGNED AT LIMA ON JULY
    26, 2001
     
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    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    oh ok. conjecture on my part.
    I hope the truth is determined and justice carried out so that this family can grieve in peace
     
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