Lawyers for George Zimmerman said Tuesday afternoon that they had lost contact with the man who fatally shot a Florida teen last month and that they would no longer be representing him.
Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig announced in a CNN press conference that their last contact with Zimmerman was on Sunday.
Hours earlier, Sonner had confirmed to Reuters that Zimmerman had started a Web site from hiding, offering one of his first public comments since killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in March while making rounds as a neighborhood watch volunteer in a gated community.
“He is operating this on his own,” Sonner told Reuters. “I can confirm this is his site.”
On therealgeorgezimmerman.com, Zimmerman, 28, wrote: “I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life.”