Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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Turns out that George and Shellie Zimmerman were living in her father’s home during the trial and for nearly one year before the trial started. Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel have the story.
It is a two-story, $240,000 home on a cul-de-sac with landscaping, a pool and spa in the backyard and two security cameras trained on its front door.
The house is at the end of a quiet street of similar homes and is surrounded by woods on three sides.
The Zimmermans paid $1,000 a month rent, according to statements previously posted about his legal-defense fund by defense attorney Mark O’Mara.
The house has more than 2,500 of livable square feet and a market value of $240,000, according to the Seminole County Property Appraiser.
The house was built in 1990, and the backyard is dominated by a two-tier pool and spa with four water jets shaped like lions’ heads. Also in the backyard is a patio with a second-story deck.
Apparently, George showed up unexpectedly to pick up his things and got into an argument with Shellie and her dad. The argument turned physical at some point with George shoving or punching Shellie’s dad.
Shellie called 911 and asked for assistance claiming that he had a gun.
Police did not find a gun and eventually decided not to arrest George after Shellie and her father declined to press charges.
Tempers may have been tweaked by the presence of an unidentified female who accompanied George. Fortunately, she had the good sense to remain in the car.
Let’s see: two speeding tickets and a near arrest for assault since a misguided jury acquitted him of murder.
What’s next for this train wreck?