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Supporters Defend Trayvon Shooter

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.

March 26, 2012 12:55 PM