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April 11th, 2012
11:31 AM ET

Zimmerman's former attorneys say attorney/client privilege wasn't violated, says people know Zimmerman no longer in Florida

The clock is ticking on what could be a major announcement in the Trayvon Martin investigation.

Special prosecutor Angela Corey said last night she'd have something to say within 72-hours. It could be whether George Zimmerman will be charged in the fatal shooting. And just when it seems Zimmerman will really need an attorney, his legal team has left him.

Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig quit after Zimmerman cut-off contact - ignoring their calls, e-mails and legal advice.

This morning on "Early Start" Ashleigh talks with Sonner and Uhrig, who explain why they chose to drop their client.

"To characterize what we did as quitting perhaps is not entirely accurate," Uhrig says. "We simply wanted to acknowledge the fact under the circumstances we could not ethically continue to tell the press or anybody else that we're still representing him."

Sonner says, “When the facts come out it'll show he acted in self-defense, that the police department made the proper decision in not arresting him as there was not probable cause to make the arrest and, you know, he needs legal help.”

See clips from the interview below.

Lawyer: George wasn't returning calls

Lawyer: People know Zimmerman not in Fla.

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