George Zimmerman ‘Homeless’ And Suffering ‘From PTSD’
George Zimmerman has declared in a surprising new interview that he is homeless and suffers from PTSD due to his shooting of Trayvon Martin and the consequences that have followed from it. Speaking to Univision on the news show Aqui y Ahora, which aired his interview yesterday, he maintained his innocence and said that shooting the teenager was vital in order to save his own life.
“When he saw my handgun and looked at it and told me that he was going to kill me that night, that was enough of a threat after the way he had attacked me,” said Zimmerman. “I felt his hand going for my weapon.”
Zimmerman was found not guilty on all charges last July, but faced millions of dollars in legal fees afterwards. He sold an original oil painting for over $100,000 last December, but said he is now “totally homeless” and relies on his family to help him. Zimmerman also said he has received ongoing death threats and can’t go out unless he is wearing a bulletproof vest.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Zimmerman would square off in a “celebrity boxing match” against rapper DMX. Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman said he would hand-pick the 100 people who attended the boxing match due to security concerns. However, the fight was cancelled just one week later after national outrage at Zimmerman trying to cash in on shooting the unarmed teenager.