Published on April 10th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Trayvon Martin’s Family’s Lawyers Worried Zimmerman Will Flee After His Legal Counsel Quits
The already strange trajectory of the Trayvon Martin case got another bizarre twist today when lawyers- nay, legal counsel- for shooter George Zimmerman called a press conference to distance themselves from Zimmerman, admitting that they hadn’t heard from their client in several days.
Zimmerman’s lawyers made a few salacious comments during the media gathering, broadly taking some rather unprofessional swipes at victim and shooter alike. After admitting that Zimmerman had gone off the reservation in making a website to ask for donations, contacting the special prosecutor Angela Corey directly without legal counsel and even speaking with Sean Hannity, Zimmerman’s former legal counselors also accused Martin of attacking Zimmerman and lurking behind buildings on the night he was killed.
In response, attorneys for the Martin family say they worry Zimmerman will flee prosecution, with lawyer Natalie Jackson commenting:
“These attorneys continue to make irresponsible statements to the media. Not only have they spoken recklessly about racial issues, enflaming passions and reinforcing stereotypes, but now they have throw their own client, George Zimmerman, under the bus by alluding to his possible flight from justice.”
Lawyer Benjamin Crump commented:
“The family is very concerned he’s (Zimmerman) unaccounted for, the killer of their son. It all begs the question of whether he will ever be brought to justice.”
Special prosecutor in the case Angela Corey said Tuesday that a decision in the case would likely be announced within 72 hours.