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George Zimmerman Cites Massive Weight Gain in Reason to Postpone Trial

7:56 pm - 02/26/2013

George Zimmerman has gained 105 pounds in the year since he shot Trayvon Martin. His lawyers are citing his weight gain as a sign of his emotional distress and mental state in their effort to postpone his criminal trial, which is set to start in June.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Zimmerman is currently free on $1 million bail, awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree murder. He has said he killed the teenager in self-defense after Trayvon knocked him to the ground with a punch that broke his nose then began pounding his head on the sidewalk.

Before his arrest, according to the website, Zimmerman lived out of state in a mobile home, but a judge ordered his return to Seminole County, and that has been more expensive. For a time, Zimmerman and his wife lived in series of hotels. In September, they found a home with more reasonable rent, the website said.

Neither Zimmerman nor his wife has jobs, O’Mara said. George Zimmerman spends all day thinking about the second-degree murder case against him and has gained 105 pounds, the attorney said.

Zimmerman has raised more than $300,000 in private donations in the year since Trayvon Martin’s death, but he apparently only has $5,000 left. He and his wife have had to move frequently and pay for a private security detail.


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layweed 27th-Feb-2013 01:11 am (UTC)
that is one of the most cockamamie excuses ever.
foureyedgirl 27th-Feb-2013 01:16 am (UTC)
fuck him. I'm sorry but idgaf.
otana 28th-Feb-2013 09:30 am (UTC)
intrikate88 27th-Feb-2013 01:16 am (UTC)
r u srs
4o5pastmidnight 27th-Feb-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Yes, because POSTPONING the trial and making everything take longer is a great idea if you're running out of money. Did they even think his through AT ALL?

One of the most bullshit excuses ever, btw. Gaining weight from stress happens, fuckface. Anyone, especially a fat person, would tell you that you don't get to get out of stuff just because we've gained weight from being stressed.

Suck it up, you stupid asshole.
chimbleysweep 27th-Feb-2013 01:22 am (UTC)
nesmith 27th-Feb-2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Sorry, I don't give a damn if he gains eight hundred pounds and had zits and psoriasis and shingles and warts and cross-eyes, you murdered a defenseless teenager you piece of shit, you get NO sympathy.
atheistkathleen 27th-Feb-2013 02:34 am (UTC)
for real
lurkch 27th-Feb-2013 01:29 am (UTC)
Wondering if there is a reason the tag is 'trayvon martin case' rather than 'george zimmerman case' considering there was criticism in this community about other sites referrring to the case by the victim's name rather than the perpetrator's name. (Not trying to stir shit, just found it odd.)
bellonia 27th-Feb-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
imho, I like it being about Trayvon Martin because he should be the one that's remembered from all of this.
shipperx 27th-Feb-2013 01:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, murdering an innocent kid is really stressful. Better postpone the trial because he has a date with a carton of Ben and Jerry's...

Edited at 2013-02-27 04:22 am (UTC)
lamardeuse 27th-Feb-2013 01:50 am (UTC)
Fuck. This. Guy.
tabaqui 27th-Feb-2013 01:51 am (UTC)
Whaaaaaaaa, whaaaaaaaaaa, whaaaaaaaaa.
aviv_b 27th-Feb-2013 01:53 am (UTC)
You murder an unarmed young man in cold blood, and you want people to sympathize with your weight gain? World's smallest violin for you.
skellington1 27th-Feb-2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
As a long-time violinist, I request on behalf of my instrument that he not receive even the smallest violin.
mollywobbles867 27th-Feb-2013 01:56 am (UTC)
lol no I'm sure all people on trial for any of kind of crime experience high levels of mental stress. Sounds like a reason to speed up the process, not slow it down, to me.
chimbleysweep 27th-Feb-2013 02:03 am (UTC)
Right? Why would he want to prolong this terrible stress? He's a first class thinker, truly.
sitakhet 27th-Feb-2013 02:05 am (UTC)
Look man, I'm sorry you gained a lot of weight because you're no longer able to do your daily exercise by taking a walk around your neighbourhood to check out if there's any harmless black kids about...but I'm not sorry.
merely_a_facade 27th-Feb-2013 02:10 am (UTC)
Zimmerman has raised more than $300,000 in private donations in the year since Trayvon Martin’s death, but he apparently only has $5,000 left.

I cannot believe people would donate money to this asshole :\ Fuck him and fuck everyone else who donated money to this murderer.
kitchen_poet 27th-Feb-2013 03:01 am (UTC)
THIS. I remember reading somewhere that some white supremacy groups sent in donations directly after the shooting.
atheistkathleen 27th-Feb-2013 02:29 am (UTC)
how was he inside the gated community and a self appointed night watch man if he lived out of state in a mobile home?

and idgaf you gained 100 lbs you POS, Trayvon is dead. DEAD
schmanda 27th-Feb-2013 05:01 am (UTC)
It was a few weeks between the killing and Zimmerman's actual arrest, hence him being out of state.
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