George Zimmerman’s cousin said any one of his friends or family is a target. Most of them are laying low because of public reaction.
And a couple in their 70s who lived in the Sanford, Florida area have been forced to move to a hotel temporarily because their address was posted on Twitter as belonging to George Zimmerman, implicated in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
The woman’s son said the couple has received hate mail and questions from frightened neighbors. According to the Orlando Sentinel, her son’s name is William George Zimmerman, no relation to George, and he lived at the address in 1995. "This is really scary, and I'm concerned for my family," Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman traced the Twitter message to a man in California. According to Fox News, upon questioning the man who tweeted the address, Zimmerman received this response, "Black power all day. No justice, no peace" and an obscenity.
According to ABC News, the lead homicide investigator in the Martin shooting, Chris Serino, recommended that Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter the night of the shooting. He was asked not to press charges by the state attorney’s office due to a lack of evidence.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Zimmerman has told police that he had turned around and was walking back to his SUV when Martin approached him from behind, and punched him in the nose, which drove him to the ground. Then, according to Zimmerman, Martin began slamming his head into the sidewalk.