Zimmerman “Couldn’t Stop Crying” After Shooting, Fears For His Life
A family friend of the George Zimmerman is saying after fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman ”couldn’t stop crying.”
Joe Oliver told “Good Morning America” on Sunday:
“After this started he [Zimmerman] couldn’t stop crying.”
Oliver explained that Zimmerman has begun to fear for his life and has now gone into hiding. Oliver continued to say that Zimmerman is “just now becoming aware of how big this has gotten.”
Zimmerman has stayed in contact with his family and Oliver as the case has sparked an uproar across the country turning into a matter of race, gun laws, and criminal justice.
On Saturday, the militant New Black Panther Party offered a $10,000 bounty for Zimmerman’s “capture.”
Oliver also stated that friends Zimmerman has reached out to asking for their testifying in his defense have declined to do so, fearing for their lives if they did.
As of yet, Zimmerman has not been charged in the shooting, however, he is under investigation by the Justice Department and FBI for possible civil rights violations.
No evidence has been found yet to refute the self defense claim made by Zimmerman according to police officials.
Oliver said on Good Morning America:
“Up until this point, because he was there and he knows what happened, and because he’s not in jail, he’s been very confident – naively – that this will all blow over,”
He continued to say:
“I think when the other 911 tapes are released, and the other evidence comes out, I think it will show clearly that George Zimmerman was acting in self defense. The question is: how far did he pursue? Who made the initial contact? What started the confrontation in the first place? The fact that the investigation so far has come out the way it has – because of Sanford’s history – I find it hard to believe that the Sanford Police Department wouldn’t have George in jail now if they had one…piece [of evidence] to support that fact. George Zimmerman is not in jail because…they don’t have the evidence to arrest him.”
Do you think public opinion on the case will ever change about Zimmerman’s innocence or guilt?