On Thursday's episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight," Robert Zimmerman Jr. sat down with Piers Morgan in an exclusive, candid and revealing interview.
The brother of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of shooting Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman Jr. told Piers that Martin was the aggressor in the incident:
"My brother drew back, to grab his phone, in retreat, to call again 911, and say 'Well now this person who I lost sight of and was not pursuing, has now confronted me.' That's what he did," said Zimmerman Jr. "He never got to make that call, because he was attacked by Mr. Martin."
In explaining his family's perspective of the events from the night of February 26th, Zimmerman Jr. says that the idea his brother "pulled out a gun and shot him [Martin]" is not accurate:
"He stopped someone from disarming him and shooting him. He didn't pull out a gun and shoot him. George showed tremendous restraint," said Zimmerman Jr. of his brother. "You return force with force when somebody assaults you."
As the emotional discussion continued, Zimmerman Jr. and Morgan reviewed a 911 call from the evening of Martin's death. Listening to screams on the tape, Robert said he recognized them to be those of George:
"I know that that's his voice. It sounds just like my voice, I mean, he's my brother, that's what I sound like if I yell."
Listen to the interviews, and share your reaction, as Robert Zimmerman Jr. defends his brother, sharing another side to the story of Trayvon Martin's death.