In November George was back in jail again when "for the second time he was accused of threatening a girlfriend with a gun".
Now Zimmerman is in the news for art work that could net him a wad of cash.
His first creation was listed on EBay this week and quickly sparked a bidding war which soon pushed its price up from a starting point of $0.99 to almost $100,000, as of Tuesday morning. As of Tuesday night, though,108 bids were logged for the painting, ratcheting the price up to $110,100. The next bid would top $110,200.
Multi-talented Zimmerman can now add artist to his neighborhood watchman and teen killer resume.
The art work is a blue American flag featuring part of the Pledge of Allegiance. CNN reports: The 18-by-24-inch canvas features a blue, waving American flag with the words, "God, one nation, with liberty and justice for all" emblazoned across it.
Whether you view that as ironic, funny or offensive is down to you.
So how come Zimmerman's work of art has attracted such fierce bidding?. Is it the notoriety attached to the name George Zimmerman or is it wealthy supporters who want to help George out of a financial hole?
In August ABC News reported Zimmerman would ask the state of Florida to reimburse him for courts costs of the trial, which were reported as $300,000. If Zimmerman can rattle off a few more works of art he can surely afford to pay the court costs himself and more?
Comments posted on EBay appear to receive a direct response from Zimmerman.
"Just wanted to tell you we all love you and stand behind you. You have so many people on your side I hope you know that!" a commenter wrote on the eBay page. "Thank you so much for the words of kindness and support," reads the answer. "I do know how many great Americans are still here, I run into at least 3-5 a day that go out of their way to tell me the same. Your Friend, GZ."
Perhaps readers would like to drop by EBay and leave Zimmerman a comment also?. As for George, he can have the final words:
"Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences," the item description reads. "My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors."
Surely news that Zimmerman could soon be living off the fat of the land, instead of his body, are a slap in the face for the Martin family and reinforcement that crime does pay?
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