As national outrage spreads about the murder of Trayvon Martin, the attorney of shooter George Zimmerman spoke with ABC news’ DAVID MUIR about his client — telling the news outlet that it was self defense and Zimmerman actually suffered some injuries after the incident. He also said that Zimmerman is surprised about how big the story has become..
–Attorney Craig Sonner said the public is only hearing part of the story, and when all the facts come out, it will be clear that Zimmerman acted in self defense. A grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing the case April 10.
“George Zimmerman suffered a broken nose, and had an injury to the back of his head, he was attacked by Trayvon Martin on that evening,” Sonner said. “This was a case of self defense.”
When asked why Zimmerman went after Martin, even though a 911 dispatcher told him not to, Sonner said: “Those are questions that will be answered.”–
George Zimmerman’s friend, Joe Oliver also spoke to the media denouncing that his friend is a racist. He also claims that Zimmerman didn’t say “coon” on the tape, instead he said “goon” which he says is a term of endearment.
–The Zimmerman family friend also denied that a word the watchman is heard blurting out on one of the 911 tapes is the racial slur, “coon.” Oliver said the word he hears Zimmerman saying is “goon.”
“As far as, I mean as far as George being racist, I didn’t take it as a racist term. I heard ‘goon’ and talking to my teenage daughter, apparently goon is a term of endearment in high school these days,” he said. [ READ MORE ] –
Also according to Oliver, Zimmerman cried for days after the killing and is currently in hiding because he now fears for his life.
VIDEO: ABC NEWS INTERVIEWS ZIMMERMAN’S FRIEND & LAWYER..