Skip to comments.Zimmerman gains 100 pounds in six months, wears bulletproof vest; lawyer blames stress
Posted on 03/02/2013 12:48:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Murder defendant George Zimmerman looks startlingly different from the last time we saw him in court. He reportedly gained a whopping 100 pounds because of the stress of the upcoming trial. The former neighborhood volunteer watchman charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., reportedly always wears a bulletproof vest for fear of being killed.
According to FoxNews.com, 29-year-old Zimmerman also wears a disguise when out in public, which is not very often, and lawyer Mark OMara claims his client is in constant fear for his life. He never feels safehis security has been cut and he stays inside his secure location all day long due to threats, O'Mara said.
The excessive weight gain in just six months is due to house confinement and the stress of the approaching trial, OMara said, adding that his clients health is suffering as a result. Zimmermans trial is scheduled to begin June 10, but a Stand Your Ground hearing will take place April 27.
This hearing is for a judge to decide if the defendant warrants protection under the SYG statute. If the court rules that Zimmerman killed Martin because he feared for his life and was indeed standing his ground, he gets to walk free and there will be no murder trial...
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Zimmerman is serving time, at this early stage(1 year down so far), we have no idea how much money, or loss of freedom/time this will cost him total.
I wonder if the burglary rate in that neighborhood has dropped since Zimmerman brutally murdered that poor innocent little child?
If I were Zimmerman, I would get the H out of the USSA.
I wonder if Zimmerman is still voting democrat?
I will tell you one thing about Zimmerman. Early on I donated a lousy $20 to his defense fund through Paypal.
6 months later, I get a hand signed thank you card in the mail from George Zimmerman.
If nothing else, he has some class.
He had better try to lose a lot of the weight. It won’t look good to a jury. A Bernie Goetz “geek look” would come off more sympathetically
Hearing Tuesday March 5th bright and early:
Among those things on the agenda is a defense request for Witnesss 8’s medical records. Afterall she did say that she was unable to attend the wake? or funeral? or both because she went to the hospital.
If the state is not engaged in nefarious activity and pulling a switcheroo regarding this witness then there should be no objection by the state that incidentally is still withholding Witness 8’s name and address from the defense.
Another motion is for the state to turn over the real retail store security tapes and take back the blank ones that it gave the defense. These tapes may show that Martin got a lift home that night from his 711 friends.
Tune in to watch the contortionist judge bend and twist the law and the facts and her previous rulings to help the state railroad to run on time.
I lived in those gated communities in FL for a number of years, and was happy to get out when I saw the TM trend developing in the FL real estate market. I hope to God that all who have turned this into a case celeb and vendetta to advance an agenda get their full comeuppance for their lies...
His life is ruined because the media and the dems saw an opportunity to ramp up white guilt in time for the election. Even if he is aquitted, his chance at a normal life is ruined.
Eh, now he looks sort of like a fat cat lawyer or politician but yeah if it were me I’d definitely be working out and slimming down
Love that clip!
He knows he has no life, now or in the future. He’ll either go to prison for life and be raped and/or murdered there or he’ll be murdered before, during or after his trial. Did you read the comments below the article? 99% of the populace believe all the lies about poor, little Trayvon. My heart goes out to George Zimmerman, whose chance for ever returning to a normal life is zero. Apparently, in this country, we are no longer allowed to defend ourselves if we are being threatened in any way. We’re just supposed to lie down and take it.
Egads, where’s the barf warning? What a pile of snarky biased lies.
Actually all the weight he is carrying might just work in his favor.
Some of it can be explained as due to the bulletproof vest he has to wear out in public -- that Tracy Martin, Sybrina Martin, Ben Crump, the DeeDees, et al don't have to wear because their lives have not been threatened.
Also everyone knows that fat guys are slow -- so how could that older fat guy like George run down a svelt swift teenager who had a 30 second head start???
And finally everybody knows that it's hard for fat guys to get up once they are knocked down, thus making it easier for someone lighter like Martin to get on top and pound on them "MMA style".
I wonder if they have put him on an ssri (for depression) too. That would cause rapid weight gain. If he is acquitted, he needs to leave state. Poor guy.
While this is a great clip, it is very unrealistic.
With a gun pointed at your face you don’t go for a foot shot, or knee shot.....too easy for the bad guy to pull the trigger on the way down......you go for a head or chest....
Maybe he shouldn’t have gone out and started picking fights with strangers in the 1st place
Not bad but I like the “geek look” for defense
“Maybe he shouldnt have gone out and started picking fights with strangers in the 1st place”
Got any proof he picked a fight? Put up or shut up.
Maybe the stanger shouldn’t have tried to a kill soneone then they might be alive today. Stupid kills as the little gangbanger wannabee found out the hard way. hehe.
Zimmerman's 6th amendment rights (to an impartial jury, to be able to confront witnesses against him, to have compulsory power for obtaining witnesses in his defense) are likely to be shredded if what we have seen so far continues--his lawyer hasn't been able to get a complete and intelligible tape of Dee Dee's allegations.
No matter how well O'Mara demolishes the case against Zimmerman, I'm afraid a lot of the jurors will base their verdict on the initial media reports rather than what they hear at the trial.
This whole thing kind of reminds me of the Security Guard Richard Jewell who the FBI almost hounded to death trying to prove he was the Olympic Park bomber in Atlanta. All you had to do was take one look at the guy and you knew there was no way he was the bomber. His life was just destroyed. I’m suprised he didn’t commit suicide.
Looking for a community to come forward and offer him asylum. Sandpoint, Idaho comes to mind.
This shouldn’t get to a trial. It should end in an April Immunity hearing.
Dershowitz has recommended that O’Mara ask the court to dismiss the NEN call as irrelevant since the only incident that matters took place after that call ended. He makes a good point and that takes a whole lot of irrelevant speculation off the table.
This judge knows the law. It is quite clear. If Zimmerman was not doing anything unlawful, and if he had the right to be where he was, and if he was assaulted and under continuous assault until he fired his weapon, then this judge has no other choice than to grant him immunity and end this charade. Failure of her to do so should lead to immediate appeal of her ruling and dismissal.
It will never make it to a jury.
The case against Benjamin Crump might.
Only mirtazapine can do anything like that and it’s not an SSRI.
As an Italian might say, “From your mouth to God’s ears”
Bizarre. You’d think stress would cause one to lose weight.
Since the police and the political system now punish anyone who kills anyone of the protected class (e.g., negroes), you must not allow yourself to be taken by them.
That's my view, after watching Feinstein's show in CSPAN today. This country is screwed. Permanently.
I wonder that too.
Yeah...that’s pretty good.
I was having a conversation at the school where I work with a liberal colleague (nice lady, but liberal - is that contradictory?) who asked me where I stand on gun control. I answered by answering, “Like this,” and assumed a proper shooting position. Her mouth dropped open and nothing came out (which, again, leads me to conclude that she was a nice lady...)
Maybe he shouldnt have gone out and started picking fights with strangers in the 1st place
Thank you for providing us with the thug lovers’ talking points.
6th amendment rights? That’s so far down the list, no one even remembers what it is anymore.
Different people react differently to stress. Some eat more, some lose their appetite, some drink, some smoke, etc.
But the mainstream media thought that Zimmerman was a typical white person (not knowing that he was part-Hispanic and part-black), because of his surname, and wanted to use the case to inflame anti-white sentiment among minorities and opposition to laws allowing self-defense.
Once Sharpton got involved, the authorities decided they needed to railroad Zimmerman to avoid race riots.
It will probably all depend on whether the defense can select honest jurors who will judge the case on the merits rather than on what the media has reported.
So the fat ass Barny Fife wannabe goes out and just to start things up asks some stranger what he’s doing. When the stranger who’s a kid start’s to kick the nosy Barny Fifes ass ...the coward pulls out a gun and shouts him. Now the coward can’t take the stress of having to pay for his weirdness’ and cowardliness not to mention getting his ass kicked by a kid.... So the fairy develops some girly eating disorder and slaps on a 100 pounds of lard. Not that that’s gonna save his fat ass in prison.
But to show that I’m not completely heartless...I’ll treat him to a Whopper before he’s sent away.... LOL
Do you know that Zimmerman picked a fight with Martin as opposed to Martin approaching him and assaulting him? you weren’t there, and neither was I.
Do you think that Zimmerman has any chance at all?
Florida and all it’s liberal racists should pay damages for a sham race trial - right up to the Governor.
All the facts and all the law are in Zimmerman’s favor.
This judge will have to ignore the law and the facts in order to rule against him, and then that decision would be followed by an appeal.
His chances look very good — but this is the corrupt court system of Floriduh.
I don’t know, but if he somehow does get off, he needs to move to his mother’s home country. He’ll get killed if he stays here.
Yet we’re supposed to believe that Chris Christie is electable in modern-day America? Gov. Christie is much bigger than George.
You already have and us here too. The prefabrication you just posted is a real Whopper...
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