“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.