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Attorneys say Zimmerman is isolated, stressed out

This image made from the website therealgeorgezimmerman.com. shows writings by George Zimmerman. Craig Sonner, attorney for George Zimmerman, on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 is confirming the authenticity of a new website that allows supporters to raise money
This image made from the website therealgeorgezimmerman.com. shows writings by George Zimmerman. Craig Sonner, attorney for George Zimmerman, on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 is confirming the authenticity of a new website that allows supporters to raise money for Zimmerman. Zimmerman is at the center of an investigation over the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense after following him in a gated community on Feb. 26. (AP Photo)
The Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. — Former lawyers for the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin say he's losing weight, suffering from high levels of stress and unable even to perform the simple task of buying a soda because of the intense public scrutiny he's under.

Hal Uhrig and Craig Sooner announced Tuesday they were no longer representing George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer, because they haven't heard from him since Sunday.

Against their advice, the attorneys say Zimmerman contacted special prosecutor Angela Corey, who will decide if he should face charges, but prosecutors in her office refused to talk to him without his lawyers present.

Late Tuesday Corey released a statement saying she would make an announcement on the case within 72 hours.