A neighbourhood watch volunteer who sparked uproar in the US by shooting dead an unarmed teenager has wept with remorse and now fears for his own life, people close to the gunman have said.
They spoke in defence of George Zimmerman as people staged protest rallies and prayer vigils for 17-year-old victim Trayvon Martin in many parts of the country over the weekend.
Many wore hooded tops, like the one the black teenager was wearing when he was shot by 28-year-old Mr Zimmerman, a white Hispanic man.
Mr Zimmerman - who has not been arrested - has gone into seclusion after receiving death threats and learning of a $10,000 (£6,300) bounty offered by a group called the New Black Panther Party, said lawyer Craig Sonner. Read More