Zimmerman Has Zilch, Spends $3K a Month

Travon Martin Foundation gets new home

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 30, 2014 4:28 AM CDT | Updated Jun 30, 2014 7:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Almost a year after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman doesn't seem to have much in the way of a life, according to paperwork filed this month as part of his divorce case. The 30-year-old says he has no home, no job, no income, and nearly no assets apart from his 2008 Honda pickup, the Orlando Sentinel finds. But according to his financial affidavit, he still spends $3,304 a month, including $200 for psychological counseling—and $100 on vacations. He currently pays no rent.

Zimmerman, who owes his lawyers $2.5 million, has just $650 in the bank, according to the court filing, which makes no mention of the $100,000 he made by selling a painting on eBay earlier this year. Meanwhile, at Florida Memorial University, Trayvon's parents were at a ceremony late last week to welcome the Trayvon Martin Foundation they founded to its new home, reports the Miami Herald. The foundation focuses on helping families affected by violent crimes. The teenager's death "galvanized the nation," his father said at the ceremony. "It’s just proof that positive things come out of tragedy. Even though he’s not here, we know he’s looking down on us," he said.

Tracy Martin, right, the father of Trayvon Martin, hugs Florida Memorial University's director of student activities before speaking at a ceremony to open the Trayvon Martin Foundation offices.
Tracy Martin, right, the father of Trayvon Martin, hugs Florida Memorial University's director of student activities before speaking at a ceremony to open the Trayvon Martin Foundation offices.   (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Marsha Halper)
In this June 24, 2013 photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court, with his wife Shellie, in Sanford, Fla.
In this June 24, 2013 photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court, with his wife Shellie, in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
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