A new development in the Trayvon Martin case...both of George Zimmerman's lawyers, Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig, announced today that they are withdrawing from the case. According to them, they have "lost contact with" Zimmerman.
As Sonner told reporters earlier today:
"We've lost contact with him. Up to this point, we've had contact with him every day. 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 are withdrawing his counsel. If he wants us to come back as counsel he will contact us. We had contact as of Sunday, in the last couple of days we have lostâ€”he has not returned phone calls or text messages or emails, leading me to believe that I can't go forward speaking to the public about George Zimmerman in this case as representing him, because I've lost contact with him at this point. I still believe that he was acting in self defense that night. Nothing that I've said about him or this case has changed in any way, I just can't proceed to represent a client who doesn't stay in contact with me."
They both added that they had reason to believe that Zimmerman had contacted both Sean Hannity at Fox News and the case's special prosecutor without their permission.