Florida Prosecutor to Release New Information in Martin Shooting
The special prosecutor investigating the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida said Tuesday evening that she was preparing to release new information on the investigation, and would do so in the next 72 hours. On Monday, prosecutor Angela Corey said she would not convene a grand jury probe. The U.S. Justice Department is also looking into the case.
The announcement comes just a few hours after the attorneys for George Zimmerman, the Florida community watch volunteer who shot Martin, said they have lost touch with their client and are withdrawing from the case.
Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig said at a news conference outside the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla., they heard that Zimmerman had contacted a special prosecutor, who will decide whether or not to press charges against him, against their advice.
They said they have not talked to Zimmerman, whose location is not known, in at least two days but in the past had spoken with him over the phone. “We can’t represent him unless he comes forward and asks us,” Uhrig said.
“We have a pretty good idea where he (Zimmerman) is,” Uhrig said, but added that Zimmerman is not answering the phone. The attorneys said they thought Zimmerman was still in the United States, but not likely in Florida.