Last night, Robert Zimmerman Jr., the estranged brother of Trayvon Martin’s shooter, gave an incendiary interview on Piers Morgan Tonight. Zimmerman revealed new details in his brother’s account of what happened the night he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He called his brother “the neighbor that everybody would want to have.” The New York Times reports:
In an interview Thursday night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., addressed the accusations against his brother of racial bias and unwarranted violence in the killing of Trayvon Martin, 17, last month, calling his brother “the neighbor that everybody would want to have.”
The interview, excerpts of which were posted online by CNN, came as officials released expanded surveillance video Thursday from the night of the shooting, offering a different angle on Mr. Zimmerman’s exit from a police car and the moments that followed, as well as additional shots of Mr. Zimmerman being led through the police station in Sanford, Fla.
Mr. Zimmerman has said that he shot Trayvon in self-defense following an altercation on Feb. 26, after sustaining injuries that included a broken nose, according to his lawyer. While opponents have insisted that the video revealed no sign of injury to Mr. Zimmerman, Robert Zimmerman said Thursday that his brother’s nose “looks swollen” in the clips he has seen.
WATCH ‘TODAY SHOW’ COVERAGE OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S BROTHER: