George Zimmerman friend: “In many ways George has lost his life too”

George Zimmerman’s longtime friend Joe Oliver and his attorney Craig Sonner have hit the airwaves in an attempt to defend the shooter of young Trayvon Martin.

Both Oliver and Sonner appear today on ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about their conversations with Zimmerman. Oliver said Zimmerman thought “he was doing the right thing” and “has virtually lost his life now.” He added that Zimmerman was “very, very sorry because in many ways, George has lost his life too.”

To that statement I would say that while George Zimmerman may feel he has “virtually” lost his life, Trayvon Martin ACTUALLY lost his life.

Yesterday, Oliver was asked about the moment on the 911 tapes when some believe that, just prior to killing Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman used a racial slur. Oliver suggested that Zimmerman did not use a racial slur but said “goons.” Oliver says the word “goon” is a term of endearment in high schools today. I submit that George Zimmerman is NOT a high school student. He is a 28 year old man.

Here are a few more things you should know about George Martin and this shooting.