George Zimmerman is being dropped by his lawyers.

SANFORD, FL - APRIL 10:  Craig Sonner (L) and ...

SANFORD, FL - APRIL 10: Craig Sonner (L) and Hal Uhrig (R) the attorneys for George Zimmerman arrive to speak with the media about having lost contact with their client who is accused of killing Trayvon Martin on April 10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman on February 26th while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

George Zimmerman’s attorneys said Tuesday they have lost contact with him and can no longer represent him.

In a stunning press conference, defense lawyers Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner revealed Zimmerman has not returned their phone calls, emails or text messages since Sunday.

They also said Zimmerman has gone rogue, reaching out on his own to the special prosecutor investigating Trayvon Martin’s death against their advice and even calling Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“We are withdrawing as counsel for Mr. Zimmerman. We have lost contact with him. He’s gone on his own,” Uhrig told reporters in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Fla.

“I still believe he was acting in self-defense that night. I just can’t proceed to represent a client who does not stay in contact with me.”

Sonner said he last communicated with Zimmerman on Sunday via text. But since then Zimmerman, who went into hiding after Martin’s Feb. 26 death, has been out of reach, the attorney said.

“We learned that he called Sean Hannity directly,” Sonner said. “We believe he spoke directly with Sean off the record.”

Uhrig said Zimmerman, 28, called the office of special prosecutor Special Prosecutor Angela Corey earlier Tuesday, but she refused to speak with him without counsel.


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