George Zimmerman Reportedly 'Distraught' Over Martin Killing
Friend says Zimmerman has been praying for the family.
Oliver said he believes his friend, who he's known for 6 years, may never recover.
"He's not the man that I knew before the shooting," said Oliver, a former TV reporter who is African American.
"He's a completely different man; he'll never be the same. He prays for Trayvon and he prays for the Martin family. He is so distraught that he took a life. That's the price he had to pay for saving his own."
"He's not a racist," says Oliver, "I wouldn't be speaking out on his behalf if he were. This didn't have anything to do with race. George was looking out for his neighborhood and he saw someone he didn't recognize acting suspiciously. In his mind, he shot in self-defense. He felt he had no other choice."