Zimmerman Lawyer: 'This Is The Worst Time in His Life'

George Stephanopoulos talks with George Zimmerman's defense attorneys.
3:11 | 07/15/13

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Transcript for Zimmerman Lawyer: 'This Is The Worst Time in His Life'
Okay, thanks. We're joined by george zimmerman's attorneys. You see all that anger and sadness. How much of it is george zimmerman aware of and how is it handling it? He's been aware of it for 16 months and sort of has become the focus of a lot of people's dismay, disgust, anger about the event that happened that night. Is he scared. Absolutely. He's scared for 16 months and with anger like this I think he has a good even to be worried. We know he's entitled to have his gun. You heard the prosecutors. He shouldn't carry one. Your response? I hear them say that. I don't know how he could not lawfully carry a gun now that he is allowed to carry one. This is the worst time of his life. You heard from the prosecutors. This he say he's a cold-blooded killer. Doesn't -- didn't have the courage to take the stand? Well, they were wrong when they charged him. I think they charged him for reasons having to do nothing with the facts of the case. The 18th judicial district decided to the to charge him but did. They were wrong then and wrong to continue with their prosecution and wrong about their opinions about him today. How does this all go forward at this point? We know the department of justice is considering civil rights charges and know the martin family is considering a civil suit. Do you think that has any chance of succeeding. I don't think the federal investigation will develop into any sort of charges. They've been at this since the beginning, as well. We have received extensive information along within the discovery in our case of what the fbi has done, absolutely nothing would suggest that this was a hate crime in any way whatsoever. You don't believe they'll bring a case. I don't think so. As far as a civil suit. That's up to the martin family. If you look at the facts of the case, as unfortunate as iwas we lost a young life it happened because of an intersection with some violence and only know george shot trayvon martin after 45 seconds of screaming and after getting battered so it's a very difficult situation. There may be some positive that can come out of this if we look in the right direction together. But there's not going to be a civil suit and if there is, they're not going to go anywhere. You mentioned the possibility george zimmerman might be bringing lawsuits himself. Well, you know, if you look at this case and take away the emotion of the loss of trayvon martin's life. If you take that away from it and look at what happened here, we had a good investigation done by law enforcement. We had a lot of political and social pressures put on this case that normally were not and should not be put on the case and there may be some compensation to something like that. From? From the way the prosecutors handled the case, who decided this case is going to get charged the way it was going to get charged and everything that's happened to george zimmerman. Finally you mentioned the possibility of healing. Is there anything your client can do to help that process? Well, unfortunately he's stilled looked as a pariah so i would like to say he could. I know he would like to but this is going to come with some peace being caused by other people. The martin family, everybody else who has their hatred, anger, at least, turn that toward something positive is what we hope for. Thanks very much.

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