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George Zimmerman’s Attorneys Withdraw

Not only have George Zimmeran’s lawyers quit, but the shooter of Trayvon Martin is apparently no longer in Florida:

Attorneys for a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen have withdrawn as his counsel, saying they have lost contact with him.

Attorney Craig Sonner said Tuesday in a news conference they haven’t heard from George Zimmerman since Sunday. They said that against their advice, Zimmerman contacted the special prosecutor who will decide if he should face charges.

A spokeswoman for Angela Corey’s office didn’t immediately respond to an email and two phone calls requesting comment.

CBS News senior legal analyst Andrew Cohen said that the withdrawal should not impact the investigation. “It will not determine the outcome of the case. But the publicity surrounding today’s [announcement] can only help Zimmerman, despite the withdrawal, because it gives these guys a chance to humanize Zimmerman and try to portray him as a sympathetic figure.”


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