The latest twist in the Trayvon Martin coverage: George Zimmerman's father gave an interview Wednesday night without consulting his son's attorney, the lawyer told NBC's "Today" in an exclusive interview this morning.
"I suppose he stayed quiet as long as he could and then had to tell his side of the story," attorney Craig Sonner told Matt Lauer.
Robert Zimmerman, a retired judge, told WOFL-Channel 35 that his son had been threatened by Trayvon Martin. Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman has said he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense.
Sonner hit a recurring them in the "Today" interview in the 7 a.m. half-hour: He had tried to keep the Sanford case from being litigated in the media. But he added that more evidence of his client's story would be coming.
Video of his client four hours after the shooting was "very grainy" and viewers might not be able to detect any injuries to Zimmerman that had been cleaned up, Sonner told Lauer.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon's family, told NBC that the video contradicts what Zimmerman has said happened.
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, told CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight": "This video is clear evidence that there is some problem with this case and that he [Zimmerman] needs to be arrested."
Fulton also said, "I believe that George Zimmerman hunted my son like an animal, tried to detain my son. My son tried to get away, and because he [Zimmerman] could not detain my son, an altercation ensued, and my son was shot and killed."