George Zimmerman is free from prison but held hostage by fear.
So are his parents and his attorneys, all of whom have received a deluge of death threats after Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, his parents told Barbara Walters on Monday in their first interview.
“We have had an enormous amount of death threats,” Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman Sr., said on ABC News. “George’s legal counsel has had death threats, the police chief of Sanford, many people have had death threats. ‘Everyone with Georgie’s DNA should be killed’ – just every kind of horrible thing you can imagine.”
Robert and his wife, Gladys Zimmerman, haven’t even spoken to their son on the telephone since he walked a free man out of the Sanford, Fla., courtroom, they told Walters. The interview comes a day after Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, told ABC that Zimmerman can get back the 9mm Kel-Tec pistol he used to kill Trayvon Martin.