Zimmerman’s Attorney apologizes for wrongly accusing Trayvon Martin in attack on homeless men
George Zimmerman’s attorneys have released a statement retracting accusations that Trayvon Martin taped two friends beating up homeless men. The accusation was made during Tuesday’s court proceedings, but on Sunday George Zimmerman’s attorneys released a statement clarifying those remarks.
In the statement, Zimmer-man’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, apologized and said the video actually shows two men fighting over a bicycle. Trayvon Martin and a friend witnessed the fight and recorded it, but were not involved in the fight.
Mark O’Mara described his mischaracterization in a statement and said it was unintentional.
“We have been committed to disputing misinformation in every aspect of this case, not causing it,” the statement said.
Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by self appointed night watchman George Zimmerman as Martin walked back from a convenience store with iced tea and Skittles.
Since the judge restricted what evidence from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone could be used at trial, Zimmerman’s attorneys have been releasing that information to the public. Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump has accused Zimmerman’s attorneys of releasing incriminating photos of Trayvon Martin to taint the jury pool.
“Is the defense trying to prove Trayvon deserved to be killed by George Zimmerman because (of) the way he looked? If so, this stereotypical and closed-minded thinking is the same mindset that caused George Zimmerman to get out of his car and pursue Trayvon, an unarmed kid who he didn’t know. The pretrial release of these irrelevant red herrings is a desperate and pathetic at-tempt by the defense to pollute and sway the jury pool,” said Crump.