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Lawyer: Florida Shooter Would Surrender if Convicted

5 Apr 2012 9:31

Islam Times - According to the attorney of George Zimmerman, the killer charged in the shooting of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, his client would surrender to authorities if charged.

In this latest update of the case that’s taken caught the nation’s attention by storm, Craig Sonner says “If he is charged, he will be arrested and will turn himself in.”  "However it goes, he's not hiding from the authorities. If he is asked, he will turn himself in. There's not going to be a manhunt or anything like that."

The killer, a volunteer neighborhood watcher, fatally shot Martin some time during the night of February 26th. He has so far defended himself citing he acted in self-defense. Police released Zimmerman without charging him and said there was no evidence to contradict the accused’s account of being attacked by 17-year old Martin. 

The case has riveted the country, prompting demonstrations in numerous cities demanding Zimmerman's arrest. Critics believe Zimmerman, who is half white and half Hispanic, was motivated by racial profiling in deciding to follow Martin and that race played a role in police accepting his version of events.  Those that know Zimmerman have so far continued to state that he is not a racist, and has so far been unfairly represented by all sides.