George Zimmerman‘s parents speak out for the first time since acquittal saying he is ‘absolutely not’ a racist and that they don’t want to call him for fear that someone will trace the call and discover his hiding spot
- Gladys and Robert Zimmerman spoke out about how they have only been able to speak to their son George inside the courtroom
- Fear that any phone calls will be tapped and his location will be broadcast
- Say their lives have been turned upside down by the trial
- Gladys said she is praying for Trayvon and his parents over the ‘tragedy’
By Meghan Keneally DailyMail PUBLISHED:15 July 2013
George Zimmerman’s parents have spoken out for the first time following his acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin, saying that their son is not a racist and that they haven’t spoken to him since he left the courtroom on Saturday.
Robert and Gladys Zimmerman said that they fear that anytime they call their son the phones will be tapped and lead to people finding out his location- in a hideout so secretive that even they have no idea where he is living.
‘Only time will tell,’ Gladys said when predicting what whether or not George and his wife Shelly will ever be able come out of hiding.
‘Even for us who have not been living a normal life for the past months, it is hard because we have lost everything,’ she said of her and her husband Robert.
‘If I was him, I would (stay in hiding,’ Robert said during the ABC interview, the first portion of which was aired Monday evening.
When asked if George is racist, Robert said: ‘absolutely not. He’s never been taught to be a racist.’
While not going into details, Robert and Gladys said that their lives have been completely uprooted since the trial, and that they have been just some on the growing roster of targets for death threats.
They said that they have received threats on social media, as well as George and his legal team, not to mention the Sanford chief of police.
That fear has kept the Zimmermans from reaching out to their controversial son, with their only interaction being inside the courtroom immediately following the verdict.
‘I hug him, I kiss him and he said “Thank you mom, I want to go home,”‘ Gladys told Walters.
Asked what they would say to the parents of Trayvon, Gladys said there was little that words could do.
‘It’s nothing I can tell them, it’s only something I can do: I can pray,’ she said.
‘We are deeply sorry for this tragedy, and we pray for the departed, we pray for Trayvon Martin.’
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