Zimmerman goes into hiding to put divorce on hold

By David Edwards
Monday, September 23, 2013 9:18 EDT
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George Zimmerman laughs in court (Fox News / screen grab)
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George Zimmerman was allowed to keep his gun after being recently acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, but not even that can protect him from the divorce that his wife is demanding — so the former neighborhood watchman has reportedly gone into hiding.

On Sunday, a lawyer representing Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, told TMZ that they had been trying to track him down to serve divorce papers for the last week. The lawyer said that Zimmerman had been laying low ever since he allegedly threatened his wife with a gun and punched his father-in-law in the nose earlier this month.

According to TMZ, Zimmerman’s family had been in contact with him, but they insisted that they did not know where he was.

Following the confrontation with his wife and father-in-law, Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell agreed in an email exchange that Zimmerman was “a Sandy Hook waiting to happen,” referring to last year’s massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut. And Mark O’Mara, the attorney who got him off the hook for killing Trayvon Martin, said that he would no longer represent Zimmerman.

Before going into hiding, Zimmerman had been regularly turning up in the news.

He allegedly helped “rescue a family” from a burning vehicle, was caught speeding twice and he took photographs at the factory that made the gun that he used to kill Martin.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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