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Trayvon Martin shooter breaks silence

SANFORD, Fla. (WKOW) -- The shooter in the death of Trayvon Martin is breaking his silence for the first time.

George Zimmerman is speaking out on his website. In a statement he says shooting Martin was a life-changing event:

"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."

Zimmerman's attorney says the site's main purpose is to solicit donations to pay for Zimmerman's living expenses and legal defense -- even providing a link to a Paypal account. The site drew so much traffic it crashed after going up Monday.

A special prosecutor in the case announced the grand jury investigation was called off. Sources say that prosecutor will now charge Zimmerman within a few days.

In the meantime, protesters have got in the way of the Sanford Police Department -- as fear of racial unrest grows.

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