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by Deborah Caldwell
A lot has happened during the George Zimmerman pre-trial court proceedings, including the customary court filings and trial motions which are routine with all trials. Another thing you may’ve noted, if you’ve been paying attention to pre-trial coverage, is that George Zimmerman, the man who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, has gained over 100 lbs.
Zimmerman’s counsel has actually cited his weight gain as a sign of emotional distress in their quest to further delay Zimmerman’s murder trial:
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.
Many people are emotional eaters, but the wheels of justice turn all the same. Getting pudgy doesn’t change anything.