Robert Zimmerman rejected Jealous' call for charges against his brother. Authorities have interviewed "about three dozen of his closest friends and acquaintances. And there is not any inkling of racism,"he said. "In fact, there's evidence to show the opposite. I would encourage them to cool their jets, give everyone some time to kind of process what's going on.
"Agitation doesn't help us. It doesn't do anybody any good right now."
'Emotional and psychological hurdles'
Those who defend Zimmerman say he will struggle for the rest of his life over what happened, despite his contention that it was in self-defense.
"In his religious beliefs, death by any definition is a tragedy," Robert Zimmerman told CNN's Piers Morgan. "So he has moral things that he's going to have to deal with, and emotional and psychological hurdles he's going to have to overcome."
Those who believe he should be in jail for murder are quick to point out that Martin lost his life, and say there should be no tears shed for any struggles Zimmerman may face.
A young man's post on Facebook about Zimmerman's future quickly went viral Sunday.
"For the rest of your life you are now going to feel what its like to be a black man in America," Alex Fraser wrote.
"You will feel people stare at you. Judging you for what you think are unfair reasons. You will lose out on getting jobs for something you feel is outside of your control. You will believe yourself to be an upstanding citizen and wonder why people choose to not see that. ...
"I bet you never thought that by shooting a black male you'd end up inheriting all of his struggles."
Fraser added, "Enjoy your 'freedom.'"
Support for Zimmerman
Zimmerman's supporters have sent letters and e-mails to his lawyers, offering moral support and saying they sympathized with a man so concerned about neighborhood break-ins that he bought a gun and dog, and donned the mantle of neighborhood watchman.
The letters often blame the media for his woes and offer encouragement for the road ahead.
After the verdict, O'Mara too assailed news outlets for their coverage.
"He was like a patient in an operating table where mad scientists were committing experiments on him and he had no anesthesia," he said.
Many supporters sent in money to a website he established to help with his mounting legal bills.
But one crisis public relations manager said Zimmerman must tread lightly when accepting further public money.
"He's got to be careful about who he associates with afterward, even if they are offering financial support," said Gene Grabowski.
Despite what may lie ahead, on Saturday night, as his legal team surrounded him and congratulated each other with handshakes and hugs, George Zimmerman seemed to take a moment to soak in the relief -- aware that a long road lies ahead.