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George Zimmerman’s Father Speaks Out on Hannity to Defend His Son’s Innocence

Tonight on Hannity, Sean interviewed George Zimmerman’s father, Robert, as well as his attorneys. Sean asked Zimmerman if he thinks there has been a rush to judgment by the media and others to convict his son of murdering Trayvon Martin. Robert said “absolutely” there has been.

When talking about the night George shot Trayvon, he said that it was customary for his son to go grocery shopping on a Sunday night. Robert said he doesn’t know “exactly where Trayvon Martin was walking.” Later in the interview, Robert said it’s his understanding that “Trayvon went between the two rows of town homes and George was walking down the main sidewalk to see if he could see where Trayvon was going.”

Robert said that his son walked around to see if he could find an address to give to the officers who were headed to the neighborhood and at that point he had lost sight of Trayvon. When George was walking back to the car, Robert alleges that Trayvon walked up to him and asked if he had a problem. George replied, “No, I don’t have a problem.” Then according to Robert, Trayvon said, “Well, you do now.”

Robert added further detail, saying that Trayvon “punched him in the face, broke his nose, knocked him to the sidewalk, and got on him and started beating him.” He said, “George was there yelling for about 40 seconds, it’s clearly him yelling on the tape, there’s absolutely no doubt about who it is. A neighbor came, saw what was happening … and the neighbor said he was calling 911.”

In the second part of the interview, attorney for George Zimmerman, Craig Sonner, said there’s evidence that lines up to show that he was acting in self defense, including this eye witness. Sonner said, “I believe there’s enough physical evidence to draw the conclusion that … George Zimmerman was acting in self defense that night.”

Another Zimmerman attorney, Hal Uhrig, said of the case, “Unfortunately it’s been turned into something it was never intended to be. On the morning of February 26, we had a peaceful town where people went to church and sat together in multiracial congregations, they stood in line at the grocery store, and we didn’t have a seething town of civil unrest because of race relations. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton brought that to town. They turned this into a racial event when it never ever was one.”

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