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Zimmerman's attorneys quit
CNN ^ | 4/10/12 | CNN

Posted on 04/10/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT by barmag25

[Updated at 4:52 p.m. ET] Attorney Hal Uhrig said he and attorney Craig Sonner still stand by what they've said previously in defense of Zimmerman. Sonner said he still believes Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense.

[Updated at 4:49 p.m. ET] The attorneys for George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who authorities say fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Florida, say they're no longer representing him, because they have lost contact with him.

Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig say they last had contact with Zimmerman on Sunday. Since then, Zimmerman hasn't returned their phone calls or text messages, they told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

"He has gone on his own. I don't know what he's doing or who he's talking to," Sonner said. "... “I cannot represent client who doesn’t stay in contact with me.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; martin; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/10/2012 2:03:14 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

going public probably wasnt a good idea


2 posted on 04/10/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: barmag25

Zimmerman might want to consider leaving the country while he still has a passport. Would be fun watching the French tying themselves in knots about whether to extradite him to stand trial.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 2:07:00 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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>> “I cannot represent client who doesn’t stay in contact with me.”

So he says.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 2:07:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: barmag25

I think abandoning your client after 2 days is shaky. But if he is doing stuff outside the advice of attorneys, he’s absolutely stupid, and he’s going to make the situations worse.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 2:07:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: barmag25

The local Florida station that was broadcasting the live feed put up the headline “George Zimmerman Vanishes.”

I love the MSM.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 2:08:50 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: barmag25

Gee, ya think that maybe the Black Panthers found him and are trying to cash in for $10,000???


7 posted on 04/10/2012 2:08:50 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: barmag25
Ok, that's a bizarre twist. Either Zimmer is a dunce or he knows that the prosecutors are gearing down.
8 posted on 04/10/2012 2:09:18 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Tallguy

He could come here to Canada. He wouldn’t be extradited for any offense that involves the death penalty. (For once, I wouldn’t be upset about an American fugitive using that rule for cover.)


9 posted on 04/10/2012 2:09:49 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: barmag25

If he’s smart, he’s in a country without an extradition treaty with the U.S. He has no other choice. We all know he was going to be arrested because the authorities are scared stiff of riots. Once arrested, it wouldn’t matter that he couldn’t get a fair trial, because he’d be murdered in jail before he could ever stand trial. If his attorneys were really on his side, they helped him.


10 posted on 04/10/2012 2:11:05 PM PDT by Rightwingacademic
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To: barmag25

Maybe he has better lawyers...


11 posted on 04/10/2012 2:11:10 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: barmag25

Being that Zimmerman is a Democrat, his weltanschauung is probably upside down considering all the people he respected and was a part of are now actively destroying him. He is probably shuttered in someones basement wondering what happened to his old life. That is why he is shutting out the lawyers. He might not talk to anyone anymore. This guy probably really needs psychological help now after this.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Maybe he has better lawyers...

He has many cases from defending him and going after MSM

13 posted on 04/10/2012 2:14:06 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: driftdiver
going public probably wasnt a good idea

Unless he has an inkling that his attorneys were about to sell him out. You can figure that even today buttons are being pushed with the Florida State Bar Association to try and influence any lawyer who would dare defend this racist murderer...

14 posted on 04/10/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: barmag25

This guy is trying to get convicted.


15 posted on 04/10/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tallguy

I thought he was Peruvian? If so, they have no extradite treaty with the US.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 2:17:23 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: barmag25
Not good. May G-d protect the innocent and move the guilty to repentance.

I sure hope he hasn't done anything desperate.

17 posted on 04/10/2012 2:18:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: barmag25

Very odd presser - more confusion and NO answers.

WTF has happened to our country???

I feel sick for this young man, to be forced to give up his entire life due to the vile racists driving our country to her knees.


18 posted on 04/10/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: barmag25

Why do these lawyers assume Zimmerman should have “representation” when he is a free American citizen who did nothing wrong and has not been charged with a crime?


19 posted on 04/10/2012 2:21:58 PM PDT by gopcharger
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To: barmag25

HE doesn’t have money for lawyers - so - were they doing this on constingency? Or were they wanting to get paid up front - from someone who is having to spend a pretty penny to survive somewhere - without a job?

Have we heard even one peep that he’s being protected by the law? EVen the Attorney General of the US is allowing a murderous group to put out a bounty on his head.

Not one word has been uttered against all the inciters of violence. INdeed, the AG is on record as defending the Black P’s - and of protecting ‘his people’ from prosecution. Would you bet your life that he wouldn’t use his power to track you down.

If his lawyers are demanding a face to face - do they expect him to go back to Florida for it?

I really do not llike lawyers.

Where would YOU go?


20 posted on 04/10/2012 2:23:37 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: barmag25

I really like Hal Uhrig. I’m listening to him and he has a set :)


21 posted on 04/10/2012 2:25:00 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: barmag25

Anyone seen Gloria Allred lately?


22 posted on 04/10/2012 2:36:28 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: maine-iac7

I know where I wouldn’t go. The corner store or Africa.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 2:37:19 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Lazlo in PA
Being that Zimmerman is a Democrat, his weltanschauung is probably upside down considering all the people he respected and was a part of are now actively destroying him. He is probably shuttered in someones basement wondering what happened to his old life. That is why he is shutting out the lawyers. He might not talk to anyone anymore. This guy probably really needs psychological help now after this.

You are not the only one wondering if Zimmerman had a meltdown, or perhaps something happened with his lawyers that has made him not trust them, or perhaps his lawyers were made an 'offer they could not refuse'. Imagine if your entire worldview were turned upside down and inside out!
24 posted on 04/10/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT by khelus
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To: Lazlo in PA

They did say they were concerned about him being suicidal.


25 posted on 04/10/2012 2:49:00 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Jaded

The last guy I knew who the media went after with no regard for the facts committed suicide. Such a waste. But after all the bs, his life was ruined.


26 posted on 04/10/2012 2:58:05 PM PDT by bgill
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To: barmag25

I can think of about a dozen reasons he might switch attorneys.

But those two sure looked like they were hitting on all eight cylinders to me.


27 posted on 04/10/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: barmag25

Probably didn’t need them anyway...


28 posted on 04/10/2012 3:32:27 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: barmag25

Probably won’t need them anyway...


29 posted on 04/10/2012 3:33:18 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: barmag25

Shakespeare was right.


30 posted on 04/10/2012 3:57:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: abb

racist murderer? this story isn’t about OJ so what the heck are you talkin about


31 posted on 04/10/2012 4:03:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
He could come here to Canada. He wouldn’t be extradited for any offense that involves the death penalty.

As it is not going before the Grand Jury, the death penalty possibility is out the picture. First plane back to Florida.

32 posted on 04/10/2012 4:34:39 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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