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Following their son's verdict of not guilty over the weekend, George Zimmerman's parents have now spoken in an exclusive ABC interview.    

While talking to Barbara Walters, the Zimmermans said they do not know where their son is hiding.

"It is a lot of death threats on social media," his mother said.

His father added, "We've had an enormous amount of death threats."

Even though George Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday, July 13, for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his legal troubles may not be over.

The Department of Justice is continuing to examine the case to determine if Zimmerman committed any civil rights violations.

Attorney General Eric Holder said publicly, "I share your concern, and as we first acknowledged last spring, we have opened an investigation into the matter.

Martin's parents are also considering a wrongful death lawsuit, maintaining what the prosecutors in the case have said, that the 17-year—old was killed in cold blood.

"I think there was a struggle, at some point Trayvon became aware of the gun, and was backing up, and George Zimmerman shot him."

As protests continue across the country, so too do the prayers. 

Zimmerman's parents have said, "We are deeply sorry for the tragedy, deeply sorry. And we pray for the departed, we pray for Trayvon Martin."

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