This undated image shows George Zimmerman, who fatally shot an unarmed 17-year-old on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla.
George Zimmerman’s legal team decamped Tuesday, saying in a news conference that day that they had had trouble getting through to their client, first because he hadn’t been taking their direction and then because he dropped out of contact with them as of last weekend. —KA
The Huffington Post:
The attorneys claim that Zimmerman repeatedly rebuffed their legal advice, and that they have now lost contact with him.
“As of now we are withdrawing as counsel for Mr. Zimmerman,” Craig Sonner, one of his attorneys, told reporters outside the Seminole County Courthhouse in Sanford, Fla. “We’ve lost contact with him. Up to this point, we’ve had contact with him everyday. He’s gone on his own. I’m not sure what he’s doing or who he’s talking to, but at this point we’re with withdrawing as counsel. If he wants us to come back as counsel, he will contact us.”
[...] “On Sunday we lost track of George in that he wouldn’t return our phone calls, and we couldn’t get hold of him,” Uhrig said. “We had no reason at that time to believe that it was anything suspect.