The Florida special prosecutor investigating the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who will decide if the man who shot the black teen will be charged, will soon address the media. Angela Corey said on April 10 that "new information" is on the way.
She did not hint at what that information might be or even if it concerns George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Martin. Corey made the statement in a memo sent to media Tuesday evening, saying that within 72 hours she would speak at a news conference and divulge the information she was referring to.
Zimmerman: not returning lawyer calls
Meanwhile, the two defence attorneys who have been representing Zimmerman, who claims that he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense, have stepped down from the case. Craig Sonner and Al Uhrig say they are not getting their calls returned from Zimmerman and that they are no longer confident he wants them to represent him. They do not know where Zimmerman is.
"As of the last couple days he has not returned phone calls, text messages or emails," Sonner told media at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla. "He's gone on his own. I'm not sure what he's doing or who he's talking to. I cannot go forward speaking to the public about George Zimmerman and this case as representing him because I've lost contact with him."
George Zimmerman calls Sean Hannity
They said they were alarmed to learn Zimmerman went over their heads on Tuesday morning to call Corey, but praised Corey for not talking to him as he did not have an attorney with him. Zimmerman also called TV host Sean Hannity of Fox News, though his former attorneys do not know what the two spoke about. Uhrig and Sonner said they continue to believe their former client acted in self-defense.
Corey said she would give the media 3 hours advance notice of the press conference.