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On an evening which saw the jury in the George Zimmerman trial find him not guilty in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Piers Morgan welcomed Robert Zimmerman Jr. for an exclusive, face to face interview.
The brother of the former defendant, Zimmerman Jr. joined Piers Morgan on Saturday evening, offering his live reaction roughly an hour after the verdict:
"I've been very clear what my personal view is, and I think so has the jury. The jury has spoken and they've been very clear," Zimmerman Jr. told Morgan in a face to face interview. "Self-defense means you were defending your life from a real perceived threat."
Having spent the weekend in New York – while much of the rest of his family were in Florida – Zimmerman Jr. joined Morgan in studio with his explanation as to why his brother was not guilty of the charges, and why he suspects the jury agreed:
"Whether or not you were injured to the degree that some would have you be injured to in order shoot someone or not, you actually perceived an imminent threat of grave bodily harm or death," said Saturday's guest, explaining why debunking self-defense proved to be such a hurdle for the prosecution. "That is what the circumstances were that surrounded George in the moment he fired his pistol. That's the law in this country. The jury's been very clear. They agree with George. It is unfortunate that someone lost their life."
If you missed any of Morgan's fascinating interview with Robert Zimmerman Jr. on Saturday, be certain to tune in for this evening's edition of "Piers Morgan Live" as the host will share highlights of the exchange.
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