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April 11th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

Dan Abrams on George Zimmerman's arrest: "The end result is, he's facing now up to life instead of just 15 years"

On the heels of Wednesday's arrest of George Zimmerman, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes a collection of legal experts to break down the developments.

Joining host Piers Morgan live in studio, ABC News Legal Analyst Dan Abrams finds the charge of second-degree murder to be noteworthy:

"What's interesting is the prosecutor's decision not to go for manslaughter but to go for the most significant charge she could find without a grand jury," explains Abrams. "That means this could not have been an accident, and therefore Trayvon Martin was killed. When you're talking abount second-degree murder, it can't be an accident. You're talking about a level of intent, depraved mind, an action which is imminently dangerous. These are important legal phrases, but the end result is, he's facing now up to life instead of just 15 years."

Meanwhile, Victims' Rights Attorney Gloria Allred also joined the program to offer her insight, suggesting the Special Prosecutor has a plan in place:

"They definitely have evidence that we are not aware of and they're not revealing that evidence," Allred tells Morgan. "It's clear that Miss Corey has said they're there to protect their case and protecting their case means they're not going to reveal what they found in their investigation."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interviews, as the pair of legal anyalysts offer their reaction to George Zimmerman's arrest.


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  1. RRR

    Lets see what Pier Morgan would do if I held him on the ground and beat his head into the ground, probably scream like the siss he is

    April 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • cappy

      when did piers morgan and the cnn commentators become our justice system, judge jury and prosecutors? they are way out of line, especially piers morgan. he needs to go back to britain and face the music on his own scandalous behavior.

      April 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Peter Zimmerman

        'go back to his own country?' that comment itself is racist!

        April 12, 2012 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
    • DAN

      Trayvon Martin was a fine young man and George Zimmerman is a hateful murderer who puts himself above others!

      April 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • John

        Right...because you knew them both personally? Can nobody accept that sometimes situations can go off the rails without any one person to blame?

        April 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • RRR

        Trayvon was a THUG, just look at 3 or 4 dozen of his tweets

        April 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • cappy

        You are a fool who probably didn't know either one of them, just blowing off baloney. People like you and cnn are violating zimmerman's civil right to a fair trial

        April 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Annette

        Travon Martin was a thug who was going out to get tea and skittles. Do you really think he would walk almost a mile to go get a can of tea and skittles? Tea and skittles is slang for Marijuana and extasy (drugs). Yeah he was a thug alright.

        April 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • DAN

        I do know how you should treat others and from George's own mouth he did not treat Trayvon with any respect only with condemnation!

        April 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Diana

        Dan, I guess by your statement regarding Trayvon's being a fine young man, you've known him personally for an extended period of time? Ok. And have you known George Zimmerman in exactly the same way and matter of time? Or are you simply assuming?

        April 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • DAN

        I am not assuming anything. I do not know either at a personal level, but I can say Trayvon with tea and skittles was not drugged nor was he going to rob someone on the other hand Zimmerman looked out for the neighborhood and by doing so profiled Trayvon Martin as being a criminal and druggy and in doing this thought he was doing good for the neighborhood. But now he has killed the son of one of the neighbors and shows no remorse or admit to any wrong doing. Now Zimmerman is trying to save his hide while lying saying he killed Trayvon to save his hide. GOD'S JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!

        April 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • KN

      How do you know that happened? It's all hearsay.

      April 18, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RRR

    I hope i see Piers Morgan getting attacked some day, I'll just go on about my business. The Piers Morgan will be dead and we won't have to listen to his idiocy anymore

    April 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • maribry2004

      You do know you can change the channel, right?

      April 11, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Smugg Smith

    Where the HELL does Piers come from as the judge and jury. He is making an absolute fool out of himself tonight, and has totally lost credibility. He portrays Martin as totally innocent, when it's clearly NOT the case.

    I'll never believe another thing he says.

    And cudos to George's brother that really has a reasonable perspective on this.

    And for not, I'll support George and give him the backing he deserves.

    He is still INNOCENT UNTIL proven guilty.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RRR

      You are very right, but let it continue; Robert is doing a great job and idiot Piers is supplying all the questions George;s defense needs to prepare for.

      April 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • KnowitAllVA

        Wow Robert just totally contradicted himself. He says Mr. Martin was sitting on George's chest and covering his mouth, yet his brother was able to yell loudly enough and long enough to be heard on the other side of a phone call inside a house. Really?
        He says George was not following Trayvon but was looking for an address, but even George admitted to the dispatcher that he was following Trayvon. Why didnt he just say no I'm not following him, I'm just looking for the address where he ran?

        April 11, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diana

      Wow, I just caught the tail end of Piers' show tonight with George Zimmerman's brother, and I have to say what a complete jerk he was. I'm not surprised by that fact because I've watched it before, but tonight his behavior was disgusting. It's terrible that the Martins' child is dead, but I don't believe that a simple arrest is going to appease them. If George Zimmerman is set free by a jury of his peers, we will not have heard the last from the Martin family nor the country, and that's scary to me.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ted

        You are so right Diana. I think Piers has fallen into what it would be most "politically correct" to do...attack! The brother was so reasonable. He has heard from his brother what happened after the superiors told him not to follow Traymon. Piers seems miraculously to know exactly what happened – Zimmerman continued to follow, and the fight that occurred was his fault. How does Piers know that? What if Zimmerman went to his truck and Traymon finally decided he had seen enough of this dude following him (I'd understand that!) and went to the truck to let the man know? Piers was unsympathetic and arrogant. He should testify at the trial – would save everyone else a lot of time!

        April 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • RRR

        It's not scary to me, I react like George when confronted by aggressive black youths wearing hoodies, ie USC Chinese murders, Flash Mobs by youthful blcks, and the capper:

        April 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • dee

        I agree with you Diana and I saw the entire interview1 Piers went on the attack because after the first interview Toure ripped him a new you know what! So he didn't want to come off soft instead he came off like blubberin jerk!!

        April 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      Oohh,you are sooo right! I'm totally disgusted with this interview tonight. They are not even considering for a minute that it's a possibility that something different happen...piers believes he is the judge and jury..I'm so sick and tired of everyone making it out to be a racial his brother said tonight..why would he ever have called the cops if that was ghe case?

      April 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Diana

        Exactly, Kim. You call the police when you're about to commit manslaughter, 2nd degree murder or 1st degree murder. When you listen to the 911 call, you hear exactly why he called the police, and I'm definitely inclined to believe he was fully expecting the police to arrive and investigate. Unfortunately, whatever happened, resulted in the tragic shooting of Trayvon.

        April 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris Dover

      George Zimmerman may become a real man and confess to the real truth and then put all of you haters to shame.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Logic

        ...or maybe George has been telling the truth the whole time which will put you to shame.

        April 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • cappy

      piers morgan has turned larry king's show into a british tabloid. he's the guy who listened in on people's voice mails remember? now he's decided he is the heavy hand of justice in america. what a joke, i turned off cnn and will go to pbs for my news from now on

      April 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Annette

      Piers is being pressured from the left to ask the liberal questions and be on the side of Trayvon regardless of the facts. The facts are so clear that it was Trayvon who was the agressor. If he had just gone to his Dad's house instead of turning around and going after George he would still be alive today. I think Piers knows the truth he's no dummy he's just being pressured to act this way.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • lf

        Annette- a real live dumb American

        April 12, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. RRR

    Robert is making Poers Morgan look like and a&&hole. Here is how innocent Tray-von is:

    April 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. david stern

    stop p-laying to the black people. your way of interviewing tonight makes me sick. this kid is no angel so lets get out all thye facts. get off your ass and get the facts!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Annette

      That's correct he is no angel. Howard Dean knows the meaning of tea.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Annette

        Do you think the cops or the Reverand Al Sharpton know street slang. There's a lot of people who obviously don't know the slang words being use today.

        April 11, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • jfa

        are you serious they found the bottle of tea and skittles with his body wow

        April 12, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. DAN

    Hey Piers, boy Zimmerman's brother shows a lot of brotherly love for his brother, but does he even care for Trayvon? He's a smooth talker, but neither really show any brotherly love for any of mankind except for those who they believe show the same to them ONLY! Meaning they do not show brotherly love to anybody and they think their such good people when in fact they show hatred towards certain kinds of people!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RRR

      Who cares about the little thug, here is an example of how "THEY" act when given the chance:

      April 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Karma

      Piers did an awesome job! Does RRR mean KKK? Really!? Regardless of races there are both Good and Bad people. Anyone is capable of bad things. Obviously biases will prevail if color is all you see. Martin should not have followed, he should not have gotten out of his vehicle and he should not have shot this child. Whatever happens from this point I hope that the country will stop being so divided.

      April 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • RRR

        Yep Karma, Karma got Trayvon. I'm sure you are one of the cowards that would not lift a finger to help yoour own neighborhood NO MATTER WHAT RACE was burglarizing your neighbors. I sure would not want to depend on you for any help.

        BTW here is a great video of how these people act when they confront an innocent white man

        April 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • DAN

        RRR I do also see a lot of hatred for certain people coming from you too! Zimmerman is not a hero but a person who holds hatred for people that he does not know! In the 911 call he calls Trayvon a druggy and other disrespectful things and all about a young man that he did not know and started this whole mess! Zimmerman has no brotherly love for mankind! If he had some brotherly love he would not have looked at Trayvon in such a hateful way! He would have calmly walked to Trayvon and asked if he needed help or something not scare him and run after him! He profiled Trayvon and wrongly so!!!!

        April 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diana

      What does this even mean? Of course he's going to show brotherly love to his brother, someone he's loved and grown up with. Really? He seems to me to be sincere in expressing that this is a terrible thing for Trayvon's family, is he really supposed to express brotherly love in the same capacity to Trayvon as to his brother?

      April 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • DAN


        April 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • RRR

      Yeah, here is an example of brotherly love; do a Google Search for Chinese USC students murdered. The area is 100% black around USC. You guess the race of the suspect. Brotherly love, right. Oh here is another example of brotherly love:

      April 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ThereRNoGurus

        Do you have another note on that blow horn? We get it. You think that all people of a certain color act the same way. You absolutely can't accept that someone of a color you seem to prefer could do something wrong. You think that all of the rest of us will change our minds about this case if you put up enough links to videos about crimes committed by others of the color you don't like. Again, we get it. We just can believe in this day and age that someone could believe the world is so simple. But again it depends on the capacity of the mind I guess.

        April 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RRR

    Keep going Piers you fool. America is listening and you are sinking your own ship; idiot

    April 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. wsjiii

    Zimmerman deserves a medal, plain and simple.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RRR

      I'd pin it on his chest and shake his hand. AGAIN, here is how Trayvon's ind behaves:

      April 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Annette

      George Zimmerman is the kind of guy I want in my neighborhood. He cares enough about his neighborhood to be on the look out for trouble. In my book he is a Saint and should be given a medal. I WISH people in my neighborhood cared as much as he did. The US is going to He** because of the liberal mind set that would create an enviroment where everyone is afraid do anything. Maybe if Trayvons parents had looked after him more he'd be here today. Instead they were out partying. They didn't even report him missing until a couple of days later.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ThereRNoGurus

        I guess in your neighborhood you want someone to decide who belongs in it or not. In your neighborhood, you want that someone to be able to act as they choose (even if it that means a 17 year old ends up dead for the crime of walking in your neighborhood). What if next week, George decides that small minded women don't belong?

        April 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • RRR

        Annette, you are exactly right. Parents like Tray-vons parents cannot control these little animals so they go out and murder, flash mob, beat white males who they fiond alone

        April 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • ThereRNoGurus

      Thanks to the special prosecutor, your wish may finally come true. The medal will say CONVICT on it. You know only fools make statements that would reward the killing of another human being. And this world generally has special places for those kind of fools.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • DAN

        Very true! And this earth will see God's Justice. All the hateful people will go through this great tribulation VERY SOON!

        April 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kwasi

    I am afraid that a lot of the evidence has been lost because the he was not arrested from day one. where are the clothes that he was wearing on the day if he was attacked as he says where is the dna evidence

    April 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Bob Brice

    Piers Morgan looks like fool. Robert is doing an amazing job defending his brother against this moron who is doing a horrible injustice to the legal system. Kudos to Robert.
    The laws in the US and Florida re gun are crazy, people die as a result of stupid altercations like this. that's the real injustice.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Robin

    Thank you Piers! This interview with Robert Zimmerman in my opinion is not helping his brother. The more this man keeps talking the more it is very obvious he profiled this young man. Does he not believe that african americans do not live in this so called gated community as well? Piers is 100% correct. If George Zimmerman would have minded his own business and let this young boy walk home he would still be alive today. He would not be in jail and this boy woudn't be dead. I think it was a slap in the face when Piers asked him what would he say to the family? He said his family has nothing more to give. Are you kidding me???? They have lost their privacy. You are on CNN doing interviews. You don't deserve privacy. This has just angered me so much.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RRR

      Here is what happens when someone white minds their own business around black youth:

      April 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. siasabora

    Zimmerman made multiple bad decisions that night, he must take full responsibility!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. remy

    Oh good, we don't need our court system anymore, we have a snotty brit giving us the verdict. Piers – go home.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. liz

    I shut Piers off, he seems gutless and uninformed. Martin first was not walking home, he was walking towards the clubhouse and anyone who's been following this case at all knows that is not the direction of his father's girlfriend's house. More, if he ran and was then headed home again, he would have gotten there way before Zimmerman got anywhere out of his truck. Again, look at a map. Understand distance, understand the tape and what happened in the complex. Zimmerman drove after Martin, got out of his truck, probably hustled or ran some, he's out of breath, was told to stop - DID stop within seconds, the breathing and wind stops before the call goes dead. And the case can easily be made that he wanted to eyeball where Martin was when the police came, which is the nature of the discussion with dispatch and probably, I'm guessing, what he had done MANY times before. Piers, you know nothing about any of this presumably, badger his brother who is actually speaking calmly when I shut you off because of your ignorance. Even the SKITTLES you mention many times, like this has any relevancy, has been called into question and to my knowledge is Martin's lawyers version of things. Maybe so, maybe not. Well, you know, of course, the prosecutor charged Zimmerman, so suddenly you jump on the bandwagon, like a charge equals a conviction, indubitably, absolutely, and all the other hyperbole you used to browbeat Zimmerman's brother ... well, you were actually one of the few watchable commentators relatively, but that has passed and what is APPALLING is with your JOURNALISTIC schooling and INTEGRITY is that you have a moron's grasp of the tape, the complex, of anything other than your blowing in the wind.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RRR

      Well put Liz

      April 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ThereRNoGurus

      Thank God we have someone like you who can look at a map and come to the kind of conclusions that you have. I'm guessing your frequently on call for most of the courts in this country as you seem to have some incredible power to make judgments on events that you have no way of knowing about. For some reason – only known probably to yourself – you seem to need to make George Zimmerman no liable for his actions. If it makes you feel better about yourself, have at it. The rest of America will let the justice system do its job and that seems to find there is probable cause that a crime was committed here thus the man was arrested. It further seems to believe there is evidence that will prove that crime was committed beyond a reasonable doubt and thus the man was charged. What part of any of this are you going to blame on Piers Morgan? Maybe another map will help guide you...

      April 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Annette

        My Bravo was for Liz not for ThereRNoGurus. I totally disagree with ThereRNoGurus. George Zimmerman is innocent.

        April 11, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • liz

        I am not certain of anything - that is the whole point, bluntly, and Piers by going over the edge of browbeating, of course, sounds SO certain, as do you. Yes, I did look at a map of the complex, a Google one actually, that shows entrances and exits, that shows where the clubhouse is, where the mailboxes are, where Treyvon was staying, where presumably Zimmerman was first parked (unless he was lying the whole time, that this is a very subtle conspiracy which includes, say, The New World Order (that is irony if you cannot understand without lettered blocks). Anyways, there is a tape to the dispatcher and unless everything Zimmerman says on it is a lie, my inferences from that tape seem quite rational given where the confrontation took place, where the back exit to the complex is, etc. I doubt if you looked at any map, NoGuru person. All of this, by the way, goes to whether Martin was fleeing, hiding, or maybe even doubling back and confronting Zimmerman. Again, I have no answers, but neither does Piers, which is exactly my point.

        April 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • RRR

        Lemme blow this horn once again:

        April 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annette

      Well said... Bravo

      April 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Rose Scheller

    Martin didn't deserve to die, but it still takes 2 like it or not. Lets see all the pictures of this person, not just his pre-teen pictures. The press has distorted the pictures. Liars they are.....Piers Morgan is still just an interviewer and certainly not a journalist, but, no one on CNN is a journalist either. This is like watching NBC

    April 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Roy

    No doubt who the class of that interview was and it sure as hell wasn't the displaced Brit playing public prosecutor.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Valerie

    Thanks Piers for a thorough questioning of Robert Zimmerman. I am quite convinced that as this story proceeds, he will have a different version each time. Imagine, George about to use is last breath, swallowing blood with Trayvon sitting on his face,but then he is hollering at the top of his lungs...NOT,clearly lying. And Trayvon told his girlfriend he was going to walk "fast" not slow. Robert just shows how twisted and jaded his family really is.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RRR

      Valerie, you moron, here is a video of someone being knocked out and stripped of all clothing WITHOUT ANY BLOOD:

      April 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Debby

    Mr. Morgan: Do you know all the facts of this case beyond a shadow of a doubt? If your answer is yes, you must have been an eye witness at the scene of the incident. If your answer is no, you need to exercise journalism ethics from both sides of the issue. Why don't you comment on the omissions on the tapes released by CNN, NBC, CBS? Mr. Morgan, when you took over this position from Larry King, you conducted very good, calm, balanced interviews. Over the past several months, your fame apparently has gone to your head or your medication is no longer effective.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. John

    Had to change the channel. Piers has confused asking the hard questions with being confrontational and exposing his very obvious stance on this case. Nobody wants to just say the actual hard part – a bad situation got worse. To put it in even simpler terms (edited so CNN will actually allow this post), "Sh!t happens." And it sucks. Nobody is denying that. A family lost their child. A man's life is wrecked. There are no winners here. But from all the information CNN has released, it doesn't sound like Zimmerman committed a crime. A death is not always a murder. Doesn't mean it isn't a sad situation, but neither does it mean that "blood for blood" is the right answer.
    We shall see. I've lost interest in this circus.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. RRR

    Can we get some other commentators on CNN other than ugly, over made up black women????

    April 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ThereRNoGurus

      Perhaps we can have uneducated, ignorant, prejudiced, neanderthals instead? You know... somebody just like you!

      April 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Net43

      You are really angry about a lot of stuff. That kind of anger eats you up from the inside. It causes you to go through life in a fog without ever seeing the beauty all around you. YES, ugliness and evil is there and people are wronged. But hating all people who don't think like you or act like you is worse because you are doing the greatest harm to yourself. You only exist to be angry and vengeful – never truly living.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • RRR

        Here is a great example of simien anger:

        April 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. David

    GARBAGE interview tonight. During an interview a few days ago, Piers rightfully smacked around Toure for repeatedly interrupting, over-talking and blathering nonsense. Everyone recognizes that interrupting & over-talking is a tactic overemotional, biased people use to shut down intelligent conversation. Tonight Piers repeatedly did the EXACT same thing to Zimmerman's brother. Many of Piers' questions (ah, hem...) accusations obviously fell into the "just plain dumb" category. Example: How could GZ be walking around looking OK 90 minutes after an attack? Probably the same way people walk away from serious automobile accidents yet can't walk at all the next morning.

    Do not mistake this sensationalist HACK for a serious interviewer.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. RRR

    Hey Piers, lets hear some outrage over THIS!!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Jacob

    Mr. Piers Morgan, we have been made to believe you ask tough questions, and it is my understanding that before you invite someone to your program on an issue, you yourself would have done a thorough search on the case in question. Why am saying this? The first time you interviewed George Zimmerman's brother Robert, his father had given an interview to ABC in which the father explained why his son followed Travon contrary to what the 911 operator had instructed; he said his son George wanted to know the address Travon was going so he could relay that information to the police.
    Robert Zimmerman tells you Piers Morgan that when the operator told hid brother not to follow, he obliged and did NOT follow. You should have pointed out this anomaly/contracdition to him, but you didn't.
    This evening he tells you Travon did not run, something he should have done, but rather chose to walk slow. This is also not true, as the 911 tape released clearly reveals George Zimmerman own words: "he is running".
    Piers you see you must have some of these basic FACTS when you interview people, I read engineering in school and not journalism, but I think you need to step-up your game, I'm afraid. Kudos though.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. mik2bet

    Robert has no heart in my opinion. I have watched him twice on Piers and still have not heard him tell the Martins that he is sorry for their lost. His brother alive. Their son is DEAD. I could respect him if he showed at least SOME remorse for their lost.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Diana

      Maybe he's not expressing his sorrow for their loss in the words you personally would like to hear, but he seems sincere in understanding that they are suffering a terrible loss. I don't know what happened that night, or how I'd be reacting in interviews like this if I were in Robert's place. But I have to say, I'd have my guard up with all of the stuff that's happened in the public and on every single news station across the country since this happened. Maybe everyone should show respect on both sides, and let ALL of the facts come out in court now that he's been arrested. And as Robert asked, everyone please accept the decision with peace at the conclusion of the pending trial.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • mik2bet

        I have not seen anything but peace. Has anyone been been hurt? Also, I was raised with the belief that the three words: "I am sorry" goes a long way. I don't think they have heard that from Zimmerman or his family. If was self defense, he can still be sorry for taking precious life from someone so young.

        April 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • mik2bet

        I hit a dog – i had too or throw a wreck and possibly kill myself. But I was sick over the fact that i hit that dog and it died. Does that make my point clear. Say you sorry and then ask for peace.

        April 11, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Pascal

    Piers, stop. You are making a fool of yourself. You are blabbing all kinds of stupidities and was very painful to watch you tonight. If you keep up people including myself will tune you out.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. ThereRNoGurus

    The interview wasn't that bad tonight and although Robert Zimmerman clearly is well spoken, he is still speaking from behind the wall of the Zimmerman family. It's rather hard to be fighting for your last breath and have your mouth and nose covered as he said and still be crying out for help. It also rather hard to have your nose broken and shoved up into your skull as he also said and then appear at the police station looking relatively uninjured.

    I almost couldn't take anymore when he said that Trayvon Martin was at fault for not running while being followed and then in the next breath saying the George Zimmerman wasn't following him. I don't think for a minute that George Zimmerman intended to kill anyone that night, but he clearly set the stage for that killing to happen. He's just lucky that it wasn't me he was following – all five feet five of this well heeled woman would have taken him out with one strategically placed kick. Then we'd have heard his squealing and he'd have probably shot me. What a man!

    April 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • liz

      NoGuru: You come on exactly like a guru, you know all about medical stuff also. Well, if Zimmerman was calling out for help, and I think someone called "John" said this - whatever the voice stuff proves or doesn't - anyone can hear that voice is very STRANGLED, desperate (which is why maybe a voice match with Zimmerman's normal voice hardly makes sense). This would go to Robert's version of his brother being suffocated. Was Zimmerman's nose really broken? How much blood do broken noses have? How much blood did the medics see? I have no idea. You DO??? There is the later tape, certainly, and Zimmerman hardly looks in bad shape then, but as someone who has respiratory disease and can one minute be gasping for LIFE and five minutes later be perfectly okay ... well, what Robert says is possible. And I would withhold and opinion until I hear whatever other evidence comes out. I did not hear what Robert said about the running or not running since I couldn't listen anymore to Piers at all, but maybe he meant that he ran some, stopped, could have run home, didn't, then went and confronted George ...and maybe that came out garbled. I don't know, but I assume this is what he would wanted to have said. By the way, I'm five-five also and I have no interest in meeting you if you want to kick people so gloriously.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RRR

      How come all big mouth, out of control balck females are as wide as they are tall. 5-5 by 5-5 makes you a box

      April 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Net43

    Wow! So much for the freedom to express your opinion. You people are ready to tear each others heads off as if you were there and as if you have all of the factual evidence. I think that the biggest culprit is the Sanford police and the prosecutor who told them not to make an arrest. They stubbornly held fast to their decision even when it was blatantly obvious that they used poor judgement. They let this small campfire erupt into an inferno. They systematically leaked little tidbits of information that only the police or other government officials were privy to in order to stoke the flames. They could have simply made the arrest, set a minimal bail and let a judge and/or jury take it from there. They were told by the men who wrote the law that Zimmerman was not covered under it and that even if he was, he had to stand before a judge and declare that as his defense. The police and prosecutor are not a judge and/or jury. Their refusal to go back and do the right thing is to blame for all of this. For the past four weeks, Trayvon's supporters would have been satisfied that an arrest was made and who knows, Zimmerman supporters could be preparing for his charges to be dropped or him being found not guilty. The Sandford police and state prosecutor's arrogance is what fueled this fire out of control. It was more important that they be right than to do what was right and what was best for their citizens.

    April 12, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • liz

      Obviously we are not Net43 privy to all the stuff the police had or didn't have. Hypothetically, one can suppose that Zimmerman who had caught one robbery suspect (so I read) and called the police 45 times (of some 400 calls from the complex!!!) had a lot of previous experience with the police. They might have basically trusted him to be rational. That he did not run after people willy-nilly, that at least one other tape I heard shows he didn't like doing this and was cautious, wanted the police to come. Whatever, the point is that the police and original prosecutor for maybe very non-racial reasons believed Zimmerman enough or thought one could not prove he stalked and killed Martin, which is what the prosecution is going for now. Can they prove it? Beyond a reasonable doubt? From what I know at this moment, no. It's that simple. And maybe the police even knew more stuff that made them not want to arrest Zimmerman. Anyways, I think some of this will eventually come out.

      April 12, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. KaJA

    Piers M is totally out of line in tonights interview, making assumptions and making statements as if they were facts, and attacking Trayvon Martin's brother, who I think did a remarkable job of holding his temper and behaving decently in the face of Piersr MOrgan's interruptions, accusations, ugly tone of voice etc. I think this was a very badly handled interview... he want to take sides but he should be respectful so long as not all of the facts and details are known.

    April 12, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse | Reply

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