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As the Trayvon Martin case continues to dominate the national headlines, on Wednesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed the lawyers for George Zimmerman.
As the host and his guests debated and detailed elements to the case – including racial profiling, gun-control, self-defense, and the media – the interview became passionate, and at times, contentious:
"The one thing we know as a fact is that George Zimmerman was attacked by Trayvon Martin. He was punched in the nose, he was taken to the ground, his head was beaten on the ground," said Zimmerman Attorney Craig Sonner. "And he acted in self-defense when Trayvon Matin was shot. That's the facts that we know."
Hal Uhrig meanwhile, encouraged waiting for all the information, and cautioned against jumping to conclusions:
"You can chose your opinions, but you can't choose your facts. Where we're going to find the facts is when the investigation is entirely completed. Neither the Sanford Police Department, nor the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, nor the Department of Justice, nor the Special Prosecutor owe you, or me, or the public, the luxury of giving us every little fact as they do their investigation," said the Zimmerman attorney. "When they're done – if we'll be a little patient, and not convict him ahead of time – we'll find out how those facts apply to the law.
Watch the clips, and listen to the discussion, as Sonner and Uhrig discourage trying the case in the court of public opinion, and maintain that the facts will eventually come to the forefront.