George Zimmerman Attorneys Quit as Counsel

Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig today withdrew their counsel for George Zimmerman.

The Martin family is afraid Zimmerman is a flight risk.

Yahoo reported:

In a highly contentious press conference, attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig announced they have withdrawn as counsel for George Zimmerman, who remains under intense scrutiny for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

“It’s no so much that we are resigning. It’s that we cannot continue to represent him until he comes forward,” said attorney Craig Sonner.

Sonner and Uhrig say they have been unable to contact Zimmerman since Sunday, when he stopped returning their phone calls.

“He’s not returning my messages not returning my texts not returning my emails. He won’t even give me a collect call,” Sonner said.

However, both attorneys said they would be willing to resume their representation of Zimmerman if he contacts them directly.

“He’s got to reach out to us,” added co-counsel Hal Uhrig.

The press conference than took an unusual twist, with Uhrig essentially trying the case before the gathered members of the press. Both attorneys stressed that they continue to believe Zimmerman acted in self-defense, while Uhrig criticized both the press and Martin himself.

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