Zimmerman's lawyers withdraw from shooting caseApr-11-2012
Attorneys for the U.S. neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in a case that led to widespread protests have withdrawn, saying they've lost contact with George Zimmerman and worry about his emotional state.
Zimmerman contacted the prosecutor who will decide whether he should face charges and even talked to a TV host after being told not to speak to anyone, Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig told a news conference Tuesday. They worried about their now ex-client suffering under the weight and isolation of the case.
The lack of an arrest in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has led to a national debate about race and the laws of self-defense. Zimmerman's father is white and his mother is Hispanic.
Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense on Feb. 26 when the teenager attacked him after Zimmerman followed him in a Florida gated community. In phone calls, Zimmerman told an emergency dispatcher that Martin looked suspicious, and he followed the teen despite the dispatcher's advice.
Special prosecutor Angela Corey released a brief statement late Tuesday saying she would make an announcement about the case within 72 hours.
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