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Zimmerman hoped life would return to normal after Martin trial

Feb. 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM   |   Comments

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LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- George Zimmerman, acquitted last year of murdering unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, says he thought his life would return to normal after his trial.

Instead, he continues to get death threats and be called a racist, CNN reported Monday.

Zimmerman, 30, said he's been accused of using his notoriety to sell his paintings. He's had several run-ins with law enforcement since his trial concluded seven months ago.

Even so, Zimmerman said, there's only one person who's judgment matters to him.

"God," he said in an interview broadcast Monday. "I know that ultimately, he's the only judge that I have to answer to."

Before the death of Martin two years ago, Zimmerman had hoped to become a police officer. Now he wants to become a lawyer.

"I think that's the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to somebody else," he said. "I don't think it should ever happen to anyone ever again, not one person."

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