Supporters Defend Trayvon Shooter

    SANFORD, FL - MARCH 24:  Members of the New Black Panther Party rally next to a memorial to Trayvon Martin outside The Retreat at Twin Lakes community where Trayvon was shot and killed by George Michael Zimmerman while on neighborhood watch patrol March 24, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. The New Black Panther party said it is calling for a mobilization of black men to search for and arrest George Zimmerman.  The organization has offered a $10,000 bounty for Zimmerman's capture. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    It was a “fight for his life,” they say. A friend and attorney came forward Monday to say George Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s lawyer, Craig Sonner, appeared on the Today show to say that his client “is absolutely not a racist,” while friend Joe Oliver also put himself before cameras to say that “the bottom line is there was a life and death struggle … someone was going to die.” Meanwhile, a new eyewitness has said she saw Zimmerman pressing Martin down on the ground after shooting him, making no attempt to help the teen.

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