Late Tuesday evening, Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner, the attorneys for George Zimmerman, suddenly announced they were dropping out of the case, citing their client’s behavior, which can only be called erratic.
In another important development, reported by the AP, special prosecutor Angela Corey is to make an announcement on the case within 72-hours. Speculation is that charges against Zimmerman could be filed before the weekend, though upon the news breaking no specifics of Corey’s coming announcement were given.
Zimmerman has not talked to or communicated with them since Sunday, said Craig Sonner, one of his lawyers.
Worse, Zimmerman has done two dangerous things, his lawyers said: He telephoned a special prosecutor who’s trying to put together a criminal case against him, and he called Sean Hannity of Fox News.
Both were bad ideas, said Sonner and co-counsel Hal Uhrig.
The call to the office of Special Prosecutor Angela Corey apparently did no harm, Uhrig said.
“They cut him off,” Sonner said.
Still, Uhrig said, “We were a bit astonished.”
The last thing George Zimmerman needs is the circus of right-wing radio and Sean Hannity.
What possessed to call the Special Prosecutor Angela Corey is beyond comprehension.
Zimmerman has also launched a website, however rudimentary, “TheRealGeorgeZimmerman,” which is text only on a background of the American flag. His statement begins by saying he has been “involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage.”
Trayvon Martin’s attorney responded to Time magazine:
It’s America, and he has a right to do what he wants to do. The family was a little taken aback that George said he had this life-changing occurrence [and needs money]. Well Trayvon Martin had a life-ending occurrence; his family had to do all this stuff [to get someone] who killed their child to face a judge and a jury. The fact that he has this website and he’s out to do this website, when you see the balance, Trayvon is dead. If it were the reverse, Trayvon would have been arrested by day one.