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One year later, where are players in George Zimmerman trial?
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 7, 2014 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner

Posted on 06/07/2014 2:02:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A year ago Tuesday the first of several hundred Seminole County residents were summoned to the Sanford courthouse for jury selection.

A half-dozen of them ultimately would decide whether former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was a murderer or someone who killed an unarmed black 17-year-old in self-defense.

Five weeks later, on July 13, the all-woman jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

The trial was a top news story across the nation, making household names of attorneys, witnesses and other key players.

What has become of George Zimmerman and other key figures in the case since the trial?

Some have gone on to bigger things. Some have struggled. Others went back to their day-to-day lives.

George Zimmerman

Life after the acquittal has been turbulent for Zimmerman, who's now 30. He moves among the homes of people who let him sleep on the couch, said his brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr. He's jobless and has been arrested once, accused of threatening his girlfriend with a gun, and put in handcuffs another time, accused of punching his father-in-law.

In both cases, authorities filed no criminal charges.

He left his wife, Shellie, a month after the trial and is in the midst of a divorce. He owes defense attorneys Mark O'Mara and Don West $2.5 million. He has sold paintings on eBay and toyed with but rejected the idea of taking part in a pay-per-view boxing match with rap artist DMX.

In a Spanish-language interview in February, Zimmerman told Univision that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder....

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crime; florida; trayvon; zimmerman

1 posted on 06/07/2014 2:02:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeantel is fatter and still illiterate


2 posted on 06/07/2014 2:06:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know where Trayvon is.


3 posted on 06/07/2014 2:07:36 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: GeronL

4 posted on 06/07/2014 2:08:12 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: chris37

That is scary


5 posted on 06/07/2014 2:08:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great, George Zimmerman is a broke and broken man 2.5 mil in debt and Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are sitting pretty as professional victims.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 2:09:44 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

And Zimmerman is still under investigation by Eric Holder.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 2:12:53 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: GeronL

LOL! >;D

I just love that pic!


8 posted on 06/07/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: kristinn

We live in bizarro world.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 2:14:20 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: chris37

If a look could kill


10 posted on 06/07/2014 2:14:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kristinn

Holder has still not filed federal civil rights violation charges against Zimmerman. At this point, can we assume it will never happen? If Holder did so, it would be very controversial, to say the least.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 2:16:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: chris37
Does anyone have a theory on the appeal of hoop earrings?
12 posted on 06/07/2014 2:18:34 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I recall, two political “Ricks” came out swinging against Zimmermann, Santorum and Scott, even without waiting for facts. Did any politico defend him? I have forgotten.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 2:20:29 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They may be saving federal charges for when something really earth-shattering happens and they need to divert attention back to Zimmermann, who is not popular.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 2:21:34 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m of the opinion that George should write a book about the incident and the trial. Use the proceeds to pay off his attorney fees.

Then write a book about the time after the trial, his divorce, lessons learned, and his general outlook on life now. Use the proceeds to either finish paying off his lawyer, finish college, start a business, etc.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 2:23:02 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Theodore R.

If I recall correctly, public opinion polls at the time were strongly against filing civil rights charges, and going for a civil rights trial of Zimmerman. Politically, isn’t this risky for the president to go there???

Of course, it would fire up the liberal base who pushed this case in the first place, but I think it’s politically risky for Obama to get Eric Holder to do this.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 2:25:15 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Fungi

I think she keeps her Krispy Kreme original glazed in them.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 2:25:32 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: GeronL
Jeantel is fatter and still illiterate

Hey, she got her high school diploma...

At the young age of 21....

18 posted on 06/07/2014 2:33:01 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

This is the problem with social promotion!


19 posted on 06/07/2014 2:33:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: AU72; Uncle Chip
Great, George Zimmerman is a broke and broken man 2.5 mil in debt...

Why has GZ not gone after the media who lied outright about him?

20 posted on 06/07/2014 2:34:23 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: Theodore R.
"They may be saving federal charges for when something really earth-shattering happens and they need to divert attention back to Zimmermann, who is not popular."

Spot on.

I'll bet there's a shelf in the West Wing labeled "Look, a squirrel!", with attention diverters ready to use.

Unfortunately for them, the one on the top of the stack after the Shinseki resignation was named "Bergdahl".

21 posted on 06/07/2014 2:40:41 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Fungi

Those aren’t earrings. They are wheels to keep her head from falling down.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 2:47:11 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: MileHi

<>Why has GZ not gone after the media who lied outright about him?<>

Because of this in the article re: Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson

“She has not commented publicly about the Zimmerman trial and is overseeing his defamation case against NBC Universal Media LLC....

“Nelson will preside over a hearing next week on NBC’s request to dismiss the suit.”

Thanks for the ping — Let’s see what she does.


23 posted on 06/07/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Chewbarkah

LOLOL!

That was hilarious :D


24 posted on 06/07/2014 2:57:04 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: MileHi

It’s possible the media learned from their experience in defaming Richard Jewell as to how far they can defame a man, but not too far that he can collect damages.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 3:04:49 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30; Uncle Chip

See post #23

Thanks UC


26 posted on 06/07/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: AU72
Great, George Zimmerman is a broke and broken man 2.5 mil in debt and Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are sitting pretty as professional victims.

But he is alive, and that wasn't a sure thing that night that he was being beaten to death.

27 posted on 06/07/2014 3:51:19 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Uncle Chip

I’ll be on the steps of the court house hawking the hoodies!


28 posted on 06/07/2014 4:12:33 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: Popman

She seems to be the only one who is bettering herself out of the entire crowd. Good for her!


29 posted on 06/07/2014 4:13:41 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

You better be hawking them because we have wherehouses full of them — and I do mean “wherehouses” because we don’t know where they all are.


30 posted on 06/07/2014 4:14:53 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There is no legal basis for federal civil rights charges.


31 posted on 06/07/2014 4:17:19 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Uncle Chip
I was going to introduce a line of George Zimmerman hoodies, but when we tested them, whoever put them on suffered a 30-point loss in IQ and a propensity to do really dumb things with cars and women.

The Martin-Zimmerman confrontation was not, shall we say, a clash of intellectual giants.

32 posted on 06/07/2014 4:19:00 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: B4Ranch

Probably being “given” the high school diploma shouldn’t be called “improving her self”.


33 posted on 06/07/2014 4:22:10 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Well I don’t know about that —

Jeantel did gradiate hi skool — before her 23rd birthday.

That’s purdy gud.


34 posted on 06/07/2014 4:22:17 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: AU72
Great, George Zimmerman is a broke and broken man 2.5 mil in debt...

He should be able to get four times that amount from NBC alone.

35 posted on 06/07/2014 4:23:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All the lies and hype and “BREAKING NEWS” everyone hell bent on “getting” GZ and everything you needed to know was in a local TV news on scene report and videos the very night of the shooting and early the next morning. Including an on air audio from the best witness, telling us that Trayvon was beating up George.

You could see the proximity of the buildings to the sidewalk and after seeing this, I was CONVINCED that George was innocent. 100%. That’s why George wasn’t even detained.

Then, the media “feeding frenzy”. The rest is history.

For someone who never should have even been arrested, GZ is lucky to be alive today and not in prison.

As I always say, the biggest problem this country has is the media. If we don’t do something about that, we can NEVER prevail.


36 posted on 06/07/2014 4:44:55 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Gay State Conservative

If he were smart, which is questionable given his post trial antics, he should file for bankruptcy now, discharge the unpayable legal bills, and keep his options open.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 4:49:17 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: Gay State Conservative

If he were smart, which is questionable given his post trial antics, he should file for bankruptcy now, discharge the unpayable legal bills, and keep his options open.


38 posted on 06/07/2014 4:49:18 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: Popman

Maybe, but she`s still bovine.


39 posted on 06/07/2014 4:51:07 PM PDT by nomad
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To: chris37

Those earrings! She should be picked up on an accessory charge.


40 posted on 06/07/2014 4:59:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Popman

Do those red and black cords mean anything? Like maybe some gang affiliation?


41 posted on 06/07/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: chris37

Graduated from high school, but according to an article I read about her earlier this week, one of her mentors claims she only reads at a fourth grade level. Worthless diploma, but I imagine affirmative action will guarantee she gets into college. It will be interesting to see how far she gets.


42 posted on 06/07/2014 5:22:50 PM PDT by kalee
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To: kalee

the cords and medallion indicate honors if some such, I think.


43 posted on 06/07/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: themidnightskulker

Let it die!


44 posted on 06/08/2014 5:59:17 AM PDT by DaveA37
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