CASE AGAINST ZIMMERMAN
An Orlando lawyer said he does not believe George Zimmerman's shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was racially motivated.
CNN analyst Mark NeJame pointed to a black-and-white picture of a family of three, including a dark-skinned man he claims was Zimmerman's great-grandfather.
He also identified a woman pictured standing above the man as Zimmerman's grandmother, and a small child in the man's arms as Zimmerman's mother.
Speaking to News 13 Friday, NeJame said the photo was just one piece among many that led him to change his mind about whether Zimmerman was racially profiling Trayvon Martin.
"If President Obama says his son would have looked like Trayvon Martin, then if you look at these pictures, his grandparents and great-grandparents would have looked like George Zimmerman's grandparents and great-grandparents," NeJame said during an appearance Thursday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
Before Zimmerman was arrested, President Barack Obama briefly commented on the case, calling the Trayvon Martin's death a tragedy, and adding that if he had a son, he might have looked like Martin.
A lawyer for Trayvon Martin's family, however, said they have seen proof of racial profiling, citing Zimmerman's abandoned MySpace profile, which was found earlier in May to include disparaging remarks about Mexicans.
But according to Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, someone else hacked that MySpace profile and added the comments, not Zimmerman.
O'Mara also announced Thursday that he will soon get his hands on evidence prosecutors said they plan to use during Zimmerman's trial for second-degree murder.
O'Mara said he would get those documents Monday, giving him a chance to decide what the public will and will not see from that evidence.