Robert Zimmerman Jr. reacted to the shooting death of Australian athlete Chris Lane on Wednesday with a scathing rebuke of the media, the Obama administration and his family’s critics.
Authorities say Lane, who was white, was killed by two black teenagers and one white teenager while jogging on Friday. Prosecutors say one of the suspects admitted they did it “for the fun of it.”
The racially-charged shooting has garnered widespread attention in Australia and the United States.
Zimmerman, whose brother George Zimmerman was acquitted of Trayvon Martin’s murder last month, responded on Wednesday to The Daily Caller’s questions about Lane’s murder.
Zimmerman suggested that the Lane murder is actually an example of a case rooted in racism.
“Mainstream media is side stepping the fact that one of the alleged murderers openly professed on social media to ‘hate’ white people,” Zimmerman said, referencing The Daily Caller News Foundation’s report Wednesday about one of the suspect’s Twitter feeds.