NYDN- George Zimmerman says his problems continue.
He told a Spanish language television station he is now homeless, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, more than $2 million in debt and lives in fear for his life.
Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television show "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now) that will air Sunday on the Spanish language station at 7 p.m.
Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012.
Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in a trial in July.
The ex-neighborhood watchman said he did not think he initially shot Martin and that it went through the side of his clothes and towards a neighbor's house.
Look, the last thing I want to do is give George Zimmerman credit, but he does deserve a golf clap for this pity party he's throwing for himself. I'm going to have to disrespectfully decline the invite, but it does sound more intriguing than I thought it would.
It's not easy for a dismissed neighborhood watchmen to drum up sympathy after he killed a kid in a hoodie for being suspiciously black at night and then spending the last two years rubbing it in everyone's face, but claiming PTSD is probably the best way to do so. George Zimmerman is a complete scumbag that shouldn't be allowed to breathe the same air we do, but he does know how to play to people's soft spots. Personally I hope every single second of his life is a traumatic nightmare, but you know there's some folks out there that feel bad that he has to relive the harsh memory of stalking out - and eventually killing - an innocent teenager due to the color of his skin. If there's a way to get people to side with you despite being an inherently racist disgrace of a human then it's by associating yourself with an issue that is generally characteristic of veterans that put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. Obviously the person in question is allegedly suffering the same fate after doing the polar opposite of protecting our freedoms, but if it gets him even one ounce of compassion then it's a smart PR move.
I'll never feel bad for George Zimmerman. I would hope that you never feel bad for George Zimmerman. However, someone out there - that is terrible with remembering names and events - could hear "homeless" and "PTSD" in the same sentence and accidentally feel bad for George Zimmerman without knowing that he's a prejudice lunatic that is a clear and present danger to public safety. I would think that's better than nothing which, considering his living situation, is all he has right now.