George Zimmerman’s brother speaks out, defends sibling

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The brother of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, spoke to CNN’s Piers Morgan Thursday night to defend the self-appointed neighborhood watch captain.

Robert Zimmerman Jr. disputed the idea that his brother just took out his gun and shot Martin.

“He stopped someone from disarming him and shooting him,” Zimmerman Jr. said. According to Zimmerman Jr., his brother’s gun was in a waist holster and he thought it was going to be turned against him.

Robert Zimmerman, Sr. went on the record Wednesday night saying that Martin told George, “This is going to be easy, you die tonight” and then attempted to disarm him.

Zimmerman Jr. told Morgan that the last thing his brother remembered is moving his head from the concrete to the grass in case he got hit one more time.

“There would have been George dead,” he said, “had he not acted decisively and instantaneously in that moment.”


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