George Zimmerman’s brother said he will be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life now that he’s been acquitted in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Robert Zimmerman Jr. told CNN’s Piers Morgan shortly after after the verdict was announced Saturday night that while his family is incredibly relieved, it’s “not a time for high-fiving” and does not diminish the tragedy that a life was lost.
Zimmerman said his brother has “always feared for his safety” and that will not stop.
“He’s a free man in the eyes of the court, but he’s gonna be looking around his shoulder for the rest of his life,” Zimmerman said. “There are people that would want to take the law into their own hands as they perceive it, or you know, be vigilantes in some sense, they think justice was not served, they won’t respect the verdict no matter how it was reached and they will always present a threat to George and to his family.”
Watch the interview below: