After listening and digesting the contentious press conference by George Zimmerman’s former legal defense team, they basically said this: Trayvon Martin deserved to die for what he did.
Because they allege, and say the evidence shows, that Trayvon Martin made the initial aggressive move of punching Zimmerman and then beating Zimmerman’s head on the ground, that the 28-year-old Zimmerman was well within his legal rights to administer deadly force against the 17-year-old who weighed a 100 pounds less. Basically, they say Trayvon had it coming.
There were multiple other disturbing things said by the team of Craig Sonner, left, and Hal Uhrig that provided legal counsel to Zimmerman, whom they said quit communicating with them on Sunday without notice or reason. Perhaps some of the things these lawyers said and stand for can account for the sudden silence.
The lawyers tried to claim that Zimmerman was emotionally exhausted and is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, the kind of mental horror that military veterans suffer after returning from a war zone, as perhaps a reason for Zimmerman going off on his own and setting up websites and calling Fox News without his legal team’s knowledge. But this only further illustrates Zimmerman as a hard-headed renegade who does what he wants despite the pleas and advice from more knowledgeable experts. Case in point: Zimmerman rebuffed the admonishment from the police dispatcher to cease and desist with trailing Trayvon Martin. We all know what happened next.
But back to these lawyers. In what is their first, and perhaps last, press conference on the subject of Zimmerman’s fate, the former legal team had this to say:
Well, we now know what side of the social and political isle these two lawyers stand. There was no need to, if they were only representing Zimmerman, to inject their personal feelings into a press conference that degenerated into a blathering monologue. Littering their answers with “punks” and “thugs” was chilling to hear because no one asked them what their stance was on the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law was.
– terry shropshire