George Zimmerman: I Have No Job, No Assets, Owe $2.5M

Man acquitted in Trayvon Martin case does have public defender to help with new stalking charges
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2018 8:37 AM CDT
Zimmerman Gets Public Defender, Claiming $2.5M Debt
In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, George Zimmerman testifies in a Seminole County courtroom in Orlando, Fla.   (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

George Zimmerman is back in the legal system, apparently a little poorer this time around. CNN reports public defender Blaise Trettis has been assigned to Zimmerman—the Florida man acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin—after Zimmerman told a Seminole County court that he has no job, is $2.5 million in debt, and has no assets to speak of. Zimmerman is facing stalking charges after he was accused of threatening a private investigator working on a Jay-Z documentary about Trayvon Martin. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Trettis has filed a not-guilty plea on Zimmerman's behalf and asked for a jury trial for his client. (Read more George Zimmerman stories.)

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