George Zimmerman has found a new attorney in media-hungry, Miami-based super lawyer Jayne Weintraub. Interestingly, Weintraub, who is a regular talking head on TV news, had previously called Zimmerman a "racist," a "wannabe cop," and called Stand Your Ground a "stupid law."
George Zimmerman certainly hasn't managed to keep himself on the right side of the law ever since he was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, and now he'd heading back to jail. Zimmerman was arrested this afternoon by Seminole County deputies after they received reports of a disturbance.
The George Zimmerman saga has already given Florida a terrible national reputation. The mention of Miami teen Trayvon Martin conjures images of tragedy, gun-crazed neighborhood watchmen, and Stand Your Ground. So it's not exactly helping our state's rep that a photo of two white guys from Florida w ... More >>
George Zimmerman may have avoided jail time for killing Trayvon Martin, but the man can not seem to stay out of legal trouble ever since. Now his soon-to-be-ex-Motherin-in-Law has filed a police report claiming that Zimmerman stole furniture and a television from a home they own.
You can get away with killing an unarmed black teenager in this country, but you sure aren't going to get away with lying to the courts about money. George Zimmerman's wife Shellie pleaded guilty this morning to a misdemeanor charge of perjury after she lied about the couple's financial situation d ... More >>
Stand Your Ground isn't the only state law set to stir controversy in the George Zimmerman case. The lesser-known Florida Statute 939.06 requires the state to pay all of a defendant's expenses if they're acquitted of all charges. Zimmerman's defense team has been tallying up the cost of expert wit ... More >>
After a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the death of Miami teen Trayvon Martin, his attorneys went to great lengths to keep his whereabouts secret so he could keep a "low profile." But Zimmerman, it seems, wasn't quite as interested in leaving the limelight. Three weeks after speeding through T ... More >>
For some reason, George Zimmerman is in Texas right now speeding down the roads with a gun in his car. No seriously. TMZ reports that he was pulled over for speeding by police in Forney, Texas, on Sunday.
Juror B29 was the only minority member of the George Zimmerman jury and now reveals she was the only one who tried to argue to convict Zimmerman in the final days. Going by the name "Maddy," she gave her first interview to ABC's Robin Roberts. It will air in three parts over the next two days on W ... More >>
Regular readers of best-selling life manual the Bible will know it's a big no-no to trumpet your own good deeds in public, but that didn't stop George Zimmerman and his attorneys from trying to stage a news conference after word broke this week that he helped pull a family of four from an overturned ... More >>
Further illustrating the racial divide in response to the death of Trayvon Martin and the trial of his killer George Zimmerman, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has found that while the majority of non-Hispanic white people agree with the "not guilty" verdict the jury handed down to Zimmerman and ... More >>
George Zimmerman has been in relative hiding ever since he was handed a not guilty verdict nine days ago, but ABC News reports the world's most controversial self-appointed neighborhood watchman was spotted last week pulling a family from a flipped truck on I-4 in Sanford.
Dozens of news vans surrounded Arthur Jackson III's church on Sunday, but the TV crews didn't stick around long when the pastor announced that Trayvon Martin's mother wasn't coming. Sybrina Fulton didn't show up at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church's services because she was still processing Geo ... More >>
After Trayvon Martin's supporters mourned Saturday's not-guilty verdict, hundreds of thousands have turned to the Department of Justice to urge the feds to make a second attempt to convict George Zimmerman of civil rights violations. The DOJ has confirmed that its inquiry into the case remains open ... More >>
In 1955, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam tortured and killed Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old African American boy in Money, Mississippi. After Till's body was recovered, his mother insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket to show the world the brutality of the killing. Tens of thousands a ... More >>
Just two days after delivering the verdict, a juror in the George Zimmerman trial has already signed with a literary agent in order to write a book. But the juror, known publicly at the moment only as "Juror B37" isn't exactly a big fan of reading. She says she uses newspapers only to line her parro ... More >>
The jurors of the George Zimmerman trial are now well into their 12th hour of deliberation, and have remained silent until now. Minutes ago the jury broke their silence for the first time to ask the lawyers on both sides for a clarification of the manslaughter charges. Zimmerman is facing charges ... More >>
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin. After sixteen hours of deliberation, including 12 today, the six-person, all-female, all-white jury delivered the unanimous decision at 10 p.m. tonight. Apparently the jury could not remove all ... More >>
Rachel Jeantel, the star witness in the Trayvon Martin murder trial who was on the phone with Martin right before his confrontation with George Zimmerman, is confusing the nation with an accent that seems completely normal to Miamians but apparently foreign to everyone else. During cross-examinati ... More >>
Knock knock. Who's there? Ina! Ina who? Ina Propriate way to kick off perhaps the most controversial murder trial of the decade. Dude, seriously we're all embarrassed for you.
George Zimmerman's trial for the fatal shooting of Miami teen Trayvon Martin is expected to be the case of the summer, a scintillating battle for justice played out on cable TV and Twitter updates. Eager to get into the game, we checked out the scene at Sanford's courthouse as jury selection got und ... More >>
Sixteen months ago, a Miami teenager carrying a cell phone, a pack of Skittles, and a soft drink was shot to death in his father's Central Florida town by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. The case soon erupted into a referral on race -- because the victim, Trayvon Martin, was black and the sh ... More >>
Now we know why George Zimmerman started selling his autograph last month. Turns out, back when he was preparing to leave jail on bond over the summer, he and his lawyers had hired a detective agency run by a former SWAT team member to concoct an elaborate disappearing act: Zimmerman would be rushed ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke looks back on the year the Apocalypse didn't happen.The world won't end in 2012. Why? Because LeBron James still has more NBA cha ... More >>
Ever wanted to own the autograph of a man who gunned down an unarmed teenager guilty of nothing more than being black in his own neighborhood? If you agree with that sentiment, probably not. But the legion who think George Zimmerman is a Second Amendment hero who bravely killed a violent intruder to ... More >>
As Republicans parade through Tampa this week touting their party's platform, one formerly signature Florida issue -- Jeb Bush's Stand Your Ground law -- has been nowhere to be found. That probably has something to do with the ongoing trial just down the road in Orlando of George Zimmerman, who spar ... More >>
A relative of George Zimmerman, the man awaiting trial on charges of second-degree murder in the death of unarmed Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, has come forward with explosive charges. The woman claims Zimmerman molested her from the time she was 6 years old until she was in her teens. The witn ... More >>
George Zimmerman, the self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed Miami teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, is once again out of jail. He posted his $1 million bond and walked out of jail at about 3 p.m. Though he originally bailed out after his initial arrest, he was ordered ... More >>
George Zimmerman could find himself out on bail once again, if he can make his new $1 million bond. After being arrested on charges of second-degree murder for the death of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, the Sanford, Florida man was released in April on $150,000 bail. That bail was revoked, thou ... More >>
In the days after killing unarmed Miami teenager Trayvon Martin in February, George Zimmerman wrote a narrative for police about what happened that night. In neat, loopy cursive, Zimmerman claims that Martin slammed his head into the ground until "it felt like it was going to explode," and told him ... More >>
George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, now finds herself behind bars in the same facility where her husband is being held on second-degree murder charges. Seminole County Sheriff's deputies arrested her this afternoon on a single perjury charge. The charge stems from accusations that the Zimmer ... More >>
George Zimmerman is headed back to jail. The man who killed Trayvon Martin has had his bond revoked after prosecutors alleged he lied during testimony during his bond hearing. Zimmerman and his wife failed to disclose that they had raised $200,000 from supporters online and that Zimmerman had two pa ... More >>
It seems that second-degree murder charges may not be the only legal trouble George Zimmerman faces for shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. An Orlando-area news station reports that the FBI may move forward on charging Zimmerman with a hate crime. Currently the toughest sentence Zimmerman coul ... More >>
Here is a story about capitalism and humanity at its most vile and disgusting. Orlando news station WKMG discovered that Trayvon Martin gun range targets are for sale. They tracked down the unidentified seller who said, "My main motivation was to make money off the controversy." Excuse us while we c ... More >>
NBC's national Today show deservedly caught loads of flak last month after airing an audio clip of George Zimmerman's 911 call that had been falsely edited to sound as if Zimmerman was saying he found Martin suspicious because he was black. But where did the bogus sound clip come from?The network la ... More >>
This morning, just as George Zimmerman was asking a judge in Sanford to grant him bail as he awaits trial for killing Miami teen Trayvon Martin, Good Morning America aired a bloody new photo they claim shows Zimmerman's injuries sustained during his fight with Martin. An ABC news reporter says the p ... More >>
Cheney Mason, the lawyer who will forever be known as the guy who got Casey Anthony off charges of killing her daughter, has decided to open his mouth about the Trayvon Martin case. His remarks were not only critical of Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey, but also of Trayvon Martin's family. Ma ... More >>
George Zimmerman will finally be charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to a report from the Washington Post. The charges will be announced in a news conference later this afternoon. However, it's not clear what charges Zimmerman will face.Update at 6:07 p.m.: While emphasiz ... More >>
Yesterday, Trayvon Martin's still-not-arrested shooter George Zimmerman launched a website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com, where supporters can donate to his theoretical legal defense fund. The website gained considerable media coverage last night, so a Michigan politician best known for intenti ... More >>
The family of George Zimmerman has stepped up its public defense, and one relative has sent a highly critical letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking why the Department of Justice has not arrested members of the New Black Panther Party movement. The group has publicly put out a bounty for Zimm ... More >>
George Zimmerman has just lost his attorneys. Well, acutally his attorneys have lost track of him. They haven't heard from him in days, but know he's been making recent moves against their advice. So basically they held a press conference today to say they've withdrawn from the case.
Much has been made of the younger pictures of Trayvon Martin released to the media by his family's lawyers, but until now the only image seen in the media of shooter George Zimmerman has been a years old mugshot. ABC News has now obtained police surveillance video of Zimmerman at a police station ... More >>
On the one-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death, Sanford police have finally revealed the version of events recounted by George Zimmerman. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman claimed that before he fatally shot Martin, the 17-year-old punched him in the nose and slammed his h ... More >>
It's been almost a month since George Zimmerman tracked down and fatally shot 17-year-old Miami native Trayvon Martin in a Stanford, Florida, gated community, and Zimmerman remains a free man with no charges filed. Today, the state attorney for Brevard and Seminole counties announced that a grand j ... More >>
The number of "justifiable" deaths in Florida that have resulted from self defense has tripled since 2005 when then-Governor Jeb Bush signed the "Stand Your Ground" law. That's the same law that has so far kept George Zimmerman out of jail for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Though, even the ... More >>
It's been almost three weeks now since Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old from Miami, was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman in his father's Orlando-area suburb. Yet by George Zimmerman, the self proclaimed watchman, remains free. He claims he acted in self defense, a position bolstered by the s ... More >>