The murder defendant now tips the scales at more than 300 pounds amid what a spokesman calls ‘an incredibly stressful situation.’
By Sasha Goldstein / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:41 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:41 PM
Murder defendant George Zimmerman, accused of killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin last year, tips the scales at more than 300 pounds, undergoing a substantial weight gain since his April 2012 arrest.
The 29-year-old, facing a second-degree murder charge, has ballooned 110 pounds since the night he fatally shot the 17-year-old Martin, a spokesman for Zimmerman’s attorney told the Daily News.
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“I think it’s an incredibly stressful situation for George, and we all handle stress differently,” said Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara. “He does live in hiding, and he’s uncomfortable being out very often. So that contributes to it.”