Saying “this is the person I knew him to be when I found out about his past,” attorney Mark O’Mara shared his thoughts on the news that his client George Zimmerman rescued a family from an overturned SUV just four days after being acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin.
During an interview Monday night with CNN guest host Chris Cuomo, O’Mara said, “This is quintessential George.”
“Always involved in the community, always willing to lend a helping hand. And here we go, four days after the event, something that I could not have planned but turned out to be just pure George,” he continued.
Interestingly, O’Mara met with Zimmerman just two days after the accident and his client didn’t even mention it.
O’Mara said Zimmerman was surprised at the backlash from so much of the country to his acquittal, as reported by Mediaite.
“He was sort of surprised at the blow back to the verdict,” O’Mara offered. “He thought that finally America had gotten a chance to hear all of the facts about the case, and to hear the whole trial, and that they would understand what really happened that night, and that it was truly self-defense. And to hear a lot of the anger that has come since the verdict has surprised him.”
He acknowledged that threats to the Zimmerman family have increased since the verdict came back.
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