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George Zimmerman Biography
George Zimmerman full name George Michael Zimmerman, is the neighborhood watch coordinator who shot and killed an unarmed African-American teenager, Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012.
Zimmerman graduated from Osbourn High School in 2001 after which he moved to Lake Mary, Florida and was employed by an insurance agency. Zimmerman enrolled in Seminole State College in 2009 and was working on an associate degree in criminal justice. He graduated in December 2011 after which he was employed as an insurance underwriter.
On February 26, 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in The Retreat at Twin Lakes community in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was taken into custody, treated for head injuries, then questioned for five hours. He was released due to lack of evidence to refute his claim of having acted in self-defense, and that under Florida’s Stand Your Ground statute, the police were prohibited by law from making an arrest.
Zimmerman was charged with murder by a special prosecutor appointed by Governor Rick Scott. His trial started on June 10, 2013, in Sanford. On July 13, a jury acquitted Zimmerman of the charges of second degree murder and manslaughter.
The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated Zimmerman on civil rights charges for three years. In February 2015, the DOJ concluded there was not sufficient evidence that Zimmerman intentionally violated the civil rights of Martin, claiming saying the Zimmerman case did not meet the “high standard” for a federal hate crime prosecution.
George Zimmerman Age
He was born on October 5, 1983 in Manassas, Virginia, U.S to Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Cristina Zimmerman.
George Zimmerman Parents
He was born to Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Cristina Zimmerman. His mother was born in Peru and has some African ancestry through her Afro-Peruvian maternal grandfather. His father is an American of German descent.
George Zimmerman Siblings
He was born as the third of four children of Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Cristina Zimmerman. His siblings include one brother, Robert Jr., and two sisters, Grace and Dawn.
George Zimmerman Wife
Zimmerman married Shellie Nicole Dean, a licensed cosmetologist, in 2007. They divorced in 2013.
George Zimmerman Nationality
He is an American born in Manassas, Virginia, U.S. His mother was born in Peru and has some African ancestry through her Afro-Peruvian maternal grandfather. His father is an American of German descent.
George Zimmerman Religion
He was raised as a Catholic and served as an altar boy for 10 years from the age of 7 to 17.
George Zimmerman Painting
George Zimmerman Paintings include a painting of the Confederate flag, a painting of an American flag, which sold for $100,000 on eBay, as well as one of the Florida prosecutor who had charged him with murder in 2012.
George Zimmerman Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
What is George Zimmerman doing for a Living Now
Zimmerman has been selling his paintings on eBay. His first painting was of an American flag. It sold for $100,099.99 in December 2013.
George Zimmerman Twitter
His twitter handle was @therealGeorgeZ before the account was suspended.