Trayvon Martin Killer George Zimmerman Sells Artwork On eBay For $100K
Via MyNews13 reports:
It appears George Zimmerman has turned to painting, and is selling his own, original artwork on eBay not one week after prosecutors dropped domestic violence charges against him.
Now, the painting has a bid of almost $100,000.
The canvas painting appeared on the auction website Monday. A picture of the artwork shows a U.S. flag painted only in various shades of blue, with the words “God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All,” stamped in white letters on the flag’s darker blue stripes.
Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., has confirmed the auction is real, and said the painting is, indeed, the work of his brother, who was acquitted of murder in July for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford.
The painting’s seller is listed under the user “therealgeorgez.” The auction page included the following description:
First hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman. 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. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors🙂 I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman
The painting’s starting bid was set at $50, plus an additional $40 for expedited shipping from Sanford, according to the auction page. As of 10:50 p.m. Monday, the leading bid was $99,966. Bidding was set to end early Monday, Dec. 22, at 12:55 a.m. EST.
In November, four months after his acquittal in the Trayvon Martin shooting case, Zimmerman was arrested in Apopka after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 claiming he pointed a gun at her. Scheibe later recanted that claim and opted not pursue the case, saying she wanted to get back together with Zimmerman, whose estranged wife, Shellie, filed for divorce in September.
After his domestic violence arrest, Zimmerman told a judge he only had $144 to his name and $2.5 million in liabilities in debt. His former attorney, Mark O’Mara said he believes most of that debt was money owed to him and attorney Don West, both of whom represented Zimmerman in his
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