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“I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage,” he said. “As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.”

Both his former attorneys said they continued to believe that he acted in self-defense, contending that Trayvon committed battery by taking the first swing at Mr. Zimmerman. They also said they would take him back as a client if he asked them.

“People are saying, ‘How can you shoot an unarmed man?’” Mr. Uhrig said. “You know what, an unarmed man can kill you if he keeps doing what he’s doing.”