George Zimmerman's Legal Team Cites Zimmerman's Phone Call To Sean Hannity As They Withdraw From The Case
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During a press conference today, George Zimmerman's attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig told the media that they will no longer be representing Zimmerman, who has admitted shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Sonner said they have "lost contact" with Zimmerman. Uhrig went on to say that Zimmerman had "called Sean Hannity of Fox News directly, not through us. "
Uhrig added that "we believe that he spoke directly with Sean off the record and he's not even willing to tell us what our client told him."
On the April 9 edition of his Fox News and radio shows, Hannity said that he had an "off the record" conversation with Zimmerman.
UPDATE: On the April 9 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show Hannity said: "People are trying to make this all about George Zimmerman. And I spoke to George Zimmerman, and I'm not going to reveal the contents of that conversation, but I have confirmed yes, he was a mentor to minority children. Now if you were racist, I don't think you'd be a mentor to minority children."
UPDATE II: Tonight on his Fox News show, Hannity addressed the comments made about him by Zimmerman's former legal team:
HANNITY: I want to set the record straight about a couple of things. Now for a few weeks we have been pursuing an interview with Mr. Zimmerman to give him a chance to tell his side of the story. Now yesterday I was contacted by an individual that we in fact believe was George Zimmerman. He reached out to me, we spoke on the phone about his case, and I agreed not to report on the contents of that conversation. That's it. I know nothing about his relationship with his now former attorneys.