The George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case in central Florida has grabbed national and international attention ever since the shooting death in February 2012. It’s a story that many of our NAHJ members have been covering in Sanford, Florida outside Orlando.
On November 1st, the NAHJ Central Florida Chapter invited George Zimmerman’s older brother, Robert to its “Café con Leche” event. About 30 people attended the Q & A session; even reporters from the local media covered the event.
Robert Zimmerman has become the spokesman for the family. His brother, George is out on bond on murder charges and is scheduled to go on trial in June 2013.
Chapter Vice President, Jose Luis Dieppa says about Robert Zimmerman “In a nutshell he was very candid and did not answer anything related to the defense or anything that will have put in risk the family security.”
Check out the stories by The Orlando Sentinel and an interview by News 13’s, Ybeth Bruzual, also an NAHJ member.
News story: Orlando Sentinel
News story: Spanish version
The NAHJ Central Florida chapter has also invited Trayvon Martin’s parents for a Q & A session. We’ll keep you posted.