Trayvon Martin shooter willing to turn himself in if charged
George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed an unarmed black teen and created a national firestorm, will turn himself in if he's charged with a crime, his attorney said Monday.
"There's not going to be a manhunt or anything like that," lawyer Craig Sonner told Reuters.
Zimmerman, 28, shot Martin dead on Feb. 26, saying he had acted in self-defense. Police released him without charge, saying there was no evidence to contradict Zimmerman's story that the 17-year-old attacked him.
The case has riveted the country, prompting huge demonstrations in numerous cities, including New York.
Critics believe Zimmerman, who is half white and half Hispanic, racially profiled Martin in deciding to follow him through his gated community, believing he was a would-be burglar.
Zimmerman's relatives have said in interviews that he feared for his life during the altercation with Martin.
Zimmerman remains free but is in hiding. Special prosecutor Angela Corey has taken over the case and could announce soon whether she intends to charge him with a crime.
"We're preparing for trial," Sonner said.