The case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was thrown into a tailspin today (April 10), when lawyers for murder suspect George Zimmerman abruptly withdrew from the case.
Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig held a press conference in front of the courthouse in Sanford, Florida and delivered the shocking news.
George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed, on February 26.
Zimmerman’s former attorneys said they had not had contact with him in over two days, and revealed that they have never met him face to face.
Additionally, George Zimmerman’s former attorney said they didn’t know where he was, but that he was not in Florida.
In addition to losing contact with their client, Sonner and Uhrig said that George Zimmerman’s behavior over the past few days was cause to drop him as a client.
According to the lawyers, George Zimmerman contacted Angela Corey, the special prosecutor in the case over the weekend, gave an interview to Sean Hannity and launched a website for his defense fund, without their knowledge.
The special prosecutors office refused to speak with George Zimmerman, as Angela Corey decides whether or not Zimmerman will be charged with murdering Trayvon Martin.
George Zimmerman remains in hiding.