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October 8th, 2012
03:56 PM ET

Live Tonight: George Zimmerman's mom Gladys gives her first TV interview to Piers Morgan

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes back Robert Zimmerman Jr., George Zimmerman's brother. The brothers' mother, Gladys Zimmerman, will also join Piers Morgan exclusively in her first TV interview.

The last time Zimmerman Jr. was on the program he told Morgan his family was devastated by the sentencing.

"For my family's safety, that being the first and foremost consideration in all of this, for my safety, you know, for joining you via satellite and not disclosing where I am, having lived like that, there were no winners in this already," Zimmerman Jr. said last April. "And the only silver lining in all of this is that my brother is safe."

Due to the family's safety concerns Gladys will be in shadow from an undisclosed location throughout the entire interview tonight.

In past interviews Zimmerman Jr. described the scene the night his brother shot and killed Trayvon Martin while explaining that George could have died that February night.

Tonight, Zimmerman Jr. hopes to explain in greater detail who his brother really is. The full interview with Robert Zimmerman Jr. and Gladys Zimmerman airs tonight at 9.
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  1. jhyc

    Robert sounds gay

    October 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Devout Player Hater

      We can find out where Zimmerman lives when she appears on the show because the network keeps records of the contact information for anyone that appears on their show for future follow up purposes. So, all that has to be done now is issue a Subpoena to the network for that information and the WILL be required to turn that information over. I'm going to get a subpoena and get that information and post it on the internet once I get it, so that the WORLD will know where they are living.

      October 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • James F

        You are truly ignorant if you actually believe you can subpoena anything. What exactly would you do to Mrs. Zimmerman if you did somehow find the address?

        October 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gabrielle

        Listen, first of all I would like to say thanks for calling yourself hater. Second of all, I would like to say that if you do actually have a law in the U.S.A that says it's ok to get another person's information for whatever reason, then that is the most stupidest thing I have ever heard. Third of all, you still have not said how you are going to subpeona her. Just because you are going to give the information to the New Black Panthers doesn't mean that they have any power to do that.

        October 9, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. dywlf

    Why would anyone want to talk to a boat dock?

    October 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. F

    Robert is a pretentious queen. You hear the way he speaks? He speaks above himself as if he knows something.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Devout Player Hater

      L M B AO..Way too funny..."pretentious queen"....Too funny..

      October 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. G

    "You don't call the police and then kill somebody."

    Raul Rodriguez did, and like Rodriguez, Zimmerman thinks he's immune to the law of the land, but we all know what happened to Raul.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Devout Player Hater

      Exactly. This entire family is nuts...

      October 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. trini

    He should explain why trayvon didn't have georges DNA on him and why as ostwrman claims George told him trayvon had grabbed gun between right rear and hammer and yet no trayvon DNA on gun....questions abound.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • James F

      "He should explain why trayvon didn't have georges DNA on him"

      Your ignorance is astounding.

      Zimmerman’s DNA/blood was located on the bottom part of the sweatshirt Trayvon wore under his hoodie. TM's hand were never tested for DNA, only his fingernail clippings. Osterman is the only person who can explain why he made up the "grabbing gun between right rear and hammer." George and Robert never made such a claim.

      October 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Al

        Well maybe Osterman should Shut the &^$% up about that which he knows nothing about..

        October 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Devout Player Hater

        James F you posted the following comments:

        You are truly ignorant if you actually believe you can subpoena anything. What exactly would you do to Mrs. Zimmerman if you did somehow find the address?

        Osterman is the only person who can explain why he made up the "grabbing gun between right rear and hammer." George and Robert never made such a claim.

        I will address each of your comments in turn. First, a subpoena can be obtained to get a copy of the information leading to the contact information of Zimmerman's mother. It may even be available under the Freedom of Information Act, which is something I would have to explore. And to answer your question about what exactly I would do to Mrs. Zimmerman if I did somehow find the address, I will immediately notify the New Black Panthers of their whereabouts and then proceed to publish the information on every online post that has anything to do with George Zimmerman, including but not limited to on Twitter and Facebook, so that the entire NATION will know where they are hiding. And I will sit back and watch them scatter light ants...

        Finally, you said that George nor Robert never made such a claim about "grabbing gun between right rear and hammer." but that Omsterman made that up. What MOTIVE would Omsterman have to lie on what George Zimmerman specifically told him? After all, he is George Zimmerman's best friend who he confieds in and who harbored him. I doubt that Omsterman made anything up in his book that would be againt George Zimmerman. He actually told a story based on what he was told by Zimmerman and NOW they are coming back to hunt them both. Furthermore, how do you know that George nor Robert never made such a claim to Omsterman. Are you George Zimmerman's dad, mother, brother, sister or other relative?

        October 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Angelene

    Why are they still coming on TV? Oh, wait a minute, they don't want anyone to forget that GZ still needs them to give to his fund. There is simply no other reason for them to be on TV, period. Sorry, I will not be donating a dime to you low life group of people. You all think you are above the law.

    Sad, how you keep throwing this garbage in the face of the family of TM. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • James F

      I will donate more in your honor.

      October 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • EJ

        You have the right to waste your money. GZs attorney is playing him and his donors...keep giving.

        October 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Al

    God's will is infinite. George will never live a carefree and happy life regardless of the outcome of trial. He will never be a cop, he will never be a Neighborhood Watch Captain and most importantly, he will NEVER be granted permission to carry a firearm again for as long as he lives. He will experience the fear that Trayvon felt ad-infinitem and I'm OK with that..

    October 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • AC

      Yes sir! Very true. These people come on here completely victimizing themselves all the while claiming others are making them victims.

      October 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Connie

      Thank you.

      October 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Me

      Best answer of the night, although I would still prefer that Zman be found guilty and serve his time. We need to send a message out there... people can't go around town "neighborhood" watching w/ gun in hand, killing at will with no consequences. As far as I am concerned, Zman can go prison for a long time where he can think about his actions.

      October 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ms diamonds

        Let's pray that Zimmerman's mom doesn't have any more Zimmermans........

        October 16, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ryan

    GZ is a coward. He had paper cuts on the back his head. and caught an elbow in the nose. That's not even consistent with a real fight let alone a life or death struggle.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Chagrined

    Mrs. Zimmer is an immigrant in Travon Martin's country. Obvious she raised a racist son who took his gun and went hunting with the license, "the right of self-defense." These ingrates should be sent back to the country from which she emigrated. They do not deserve to live in Travon Martin's country! Bon Voyage!

    October 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • letsbefairtogz

      @chagrined :"They do not deserve to live in Travon Martin's country!"
      Alas, they don't. TM is in thug heaven it is not his country anymore.

      October 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Sharenelld

    The Zimmerman family are all cold as ice! George is still recovering from his injuries? The already healing the night he murdered a kid injuries are STILL healing! The entire family are habitual liars. His head cuts and nose bump scratch was healed when he was arrested in April, dude, we could see that they were ALL healed! This family will lie at all cost and expect people to believe they have values! Everybody is responsible for Goerge's action except for George! Nose scratch was healed in the video to plead for more money!

    October 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Vanessa Jones

    It's true if the role was reversed, Trevon would be on jail and we all know this.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • James F

      Black woman stands her ground, kills white man

      Crystal Scott, 23, was driving to Chase bank, where she worked, Monday morning September 17, 2012. Jonathan Ables was also driving to his work as a valve tech for oil field equipment with a co-worker as his passenger that same morning.

      Scott told deputies she and Ables had been cutting each other off. After they hit and both pulled in to the gas station, Scott said Ables walked up to her car yelling and beating on her window. She claims he grabbed for her door, and that fearing for her life, she grabbed her gun and opened fire.

      She was not arrested. They are waiting for a grand jury to decide if she should be charged.

      Where is the outrage? Where are the marches and rallies? Where are the new black panther style bounty posters and death threats?

      October 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Devout Player Hater

        James F, if you feel that there should be an outrage or that there need to be marches and rallies, or at worst believe the new black panthers style bounty posters and death threats need to occur, then why don't you get off of your tired ass and take the lead on it. But I caution you in that regard, Crystal Scott clearly acted in self-defense because Ables "WALKED UP TO HER CAR YELLING AND BEATING ON HER WINDOW AND GRABBED FOR HER DOOR", and as a woman in that situation, she had every right to fear for her life. That situation is a far cry from someone who GETS out of their vehicle, like George Zimmerman did, and literally chase down the person on foot. Now you do the math.It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that George Zimmerman placed himself into the dangerous situation when he GOT OUT OF HIS VEHICLE and CHASED TRAYVON DOWN ON FOOT, shoot and kill him, after he claims he was attacked by the person he chased down, and now hopes to succeed on a self-defense claim. That's non-sense.

        October 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. max

    do you have people on your show and ask them questions like is the USA better off than it was, than step on them beat them up and tell them there wrong as what, a good thing? Shame on you. I'm a shame that you think our leader going over to other countries and with hat in hand telling ever one, that our blood money was just not enough and we are sorry. see I don't like your country its class warfare it has in the past kills so many and in so many shameful ways over the years. I think our blood was wasted on monster trying to bring some kind of life to there so called countries. Our money belongs to our people not to make us look good. you should shut up and listen to what they answers you. Obama has done nothing to take out the monster that rules countries and he done much to make them think they can take our country. But we all know why you like him and what he has done. you like us looking like trash. for we beat the stuffing out of your country and we can do it again. We have something you don’t have we have guns and we are not fearful in using them when some one try’s to take our freedom. We are not you, we don’t roll over and let them take what ever they want and be thankful they didn’t kill us,. There was this one Jew hating monster and most of your people were happy, that us trash God loveing gun people saved you and your country.
    Go home, you live off our freedom and use it, and just don’t get it.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • marsh0

      I tried very hard to comprehend what you wrote but the more I read the more confusing it got?
      What language was that?

      October 9, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Chris

    George Zimmerman is playing the system. He' s always played the system since day one. He's a liar and a killer. It has nothing to do with self defense. When you go after someone, and you hold the gun and you pull the trigger and do the killing. That doesn't sound like self defense to me I'm sorry, people open your eyes please!!

    October 9, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Lee

    Why are these people still coming on TV? They are the ones who continuously say not to rush to judgement and let the court do its job, then everytime we turn around one of them is back on TV doing another interview. If you want the story to die down, why do you keep bringing it back into the news? Is this family truly this ignorrant? Or, are they just playing the public for fools? I'm trying not to make a judgement either way, but this family sure makes it hard with another version of the events every other day. Just be quiet and sit down and let O'Mara do his job!!!!

    October 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Sheri Ann

    I agree with Lee. Zimmerman's family insisting on talking to the media is not helping George's case one bit.

    October 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Andy

    "The last time Zimmerman Jr. was on the program he told Morgan his family was devastated by the sentencing."

    What sentencing? You IDIOTS.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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