Curioser and curioser…
Special Prosecutor Angela Corey announced Tuesday she would hold a news conference within 72 hours presenting further information about the case
Special Prosecutor Corey announced this morning (4/11/12) that she would have an announcement by Friday evening about whether or not she would be charging George Zimmerman with a crime
Zimmerman’s lawyers, Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner, quit on Tuesday, saying that they had lost touch with their client over the weekend, and that he had contacted both the Special Prosecutor and Sean Hannity of Fox News without their knowledge or consultation
Sean Hannity confirmed on his show Tuesday night that he had in fact spoken with George Zimmerman, but declined to give details of that conversation
This morning (4/11/12) Zimmerman’s former lawyers Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner stated that he isn’t a flight risk and is prepared to surrender himself if charged, in spite of saying earlier that he has left Florida and that due to his unstable emotional state he might not be in control of events (read: he’s a basket case and his family has taken control of him and have hidden him out-of-state)
Attorney General Eric Holder, appearing before a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton this morning (4/11/12), said of the Trayvon Martin investigation, “If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action. I also can make you another promise: that at every level of today’s Justice Department — preventing and combating youth violence and victimization is, and will continue to be, a top priority.”
So, where does that leave things? The U.S. Attorney General is making the politically correct noises; the Special Prosecutor is completing her investigation and deciding if she is going to charge George Zimmerman with a crime (manslaughter would be the most appropriate charge); and Zimmerman is in the wind with no attorneys.
I do have to say that the last is the most disturbing. If Zimmerman has left the state already then he IS a flight risk. There has never been any statement from any official investigating this that Zimmerman’s location was known to them, only that he had been in touch by phone. Now he’s not talking to his lawyers, who have never met him in person, by the way.
I’m afraid that it is going to become apparent that he should have been taken into protective custody shortly after the February 26th shooting, rather than allowing him to go into hiding on his own once the death threats started (his excuse for going into hiding in the first place). If he is charged, I have serious doubts about whether he will turn himself in… from wherever it is that he is hiding now.