George Zimmerman Gained Some Serious Weight

SANFORD, FL- APRIL 20: George Zimmerman (L) sits on the stand as he answers questions from his his attorney Mark O'Mara in a Seminole County courtroom during his bond hearing on April 20, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a member of a neighborhood watch in Sanford, Florida, who has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting. Bail was set at $150,000 and Zimmerman and could be released from jail as he awaits trial as early as April 21.  (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)
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I think it’s an incredibly stressful situation for George, and we all handle stress differently,” said a spokesperson for George Zimmerman’s attorney after the accused Trayvon Martin killer waived his right to a pre-trial Stand Your Ground immunity hearing yesterday. “He does live in hiding, and he’s uncomfortable being out very often. So that contributes to it.”

In January, the defense said he’d put on 105 pounds since the shooting in February of 2012. “That’s a lot of weight to gain in a short period of time, and it’s an extraordinary set of circumstances.” Zimmerman’s team acknowledged his appearance could influence jurors at the trial scheduled for June, but declined to speculate on how.