Skip to comments.One year later, where are players in George Zimmerman trial?
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.
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 ...
Jeantel is fatter and still illiterate
I know where Trayvon is.
That is scary
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.
And Zimmerman is still under investigation by Eric Holder.
I just love that pic!
We live in bizarro world.
If a look could kill
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think she keeps her Krispy Kreme original glazed in them.
Hey, she got her high school diploma...
At the young age of 21....
This is the problem with social promotion!
Why has GZ not gone after the media who lied outright about him?
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