Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
I could see that being the case early on before Zimmerman was arrested and there wasn't a trial, but sinec Zimmerman HAS been arrested and there will be a trial I don't think this is the case.

I think the teen is just using this to try and "excuse" his crimes of mugging and to paint a picture of "frustrated teen" and not a criminal like he is.
It is possible, and if true makes him even dumber. Blaming Martin and admitting he specifically sought a white victim takes an assault and turns it into a hate crime. That doesnt hhelp his situation and likely adds years to his sentence.