George Zimmerman's lawyer, Craig Sonner.
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Trayvon killer, George Zimmerman, 'in fear of his life'

George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch patroller in Florida who shot to death the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, "is in fear of his life".

That is according to Mr Zimmerman's lawyer, Craig Sonner, who also told the BBC Mr Zimmerman had acted out of self-defence.

Protests are continuing in the United States following the killing of 17-year-old Martin more than three and-a-half weeks ago.

A grand jury is considering whether to charge Zimmerman.

  • 25 Mar 2012
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