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Zimmerman Selling Painting Of Special Prosecutor In Trayvon Martin Case

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ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — George Zimmerman is releasing a new painting he did of special prosecutor Angela Corey.

Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., announced on Twitter Wednesday about the new piece, entitled “Angie,” which shows the Florida state attorney bringing her fingers and thumb together and the text stating: “I Have This Much Respect For The American Judicial System. Angie C.”

Corey charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The painting will be put up for sale Thursday.

Last month, Zimmerman sold a canvas painting of the U.S. flag for $100,099.99 on eBay.

Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Martin last summer. The 30-year-old Zimmerman had faced charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief following a Nov. 18 confrontation at the central Florida house he shared with his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe.

She initially told police Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her face during an argument, smashed her coffee table and pushed her out of the house. Charges were dropped after Scheibe refused to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime.

In September, Zimmerman was accused by his estranged wife of smashing an iPad during an argument at the home they had shared. Shellie Zimmerman initially told a dispatcher her husband had a gun, though she later said he was unarmed.

No charges were ever filed because of a lack of evidence. The dispute occurred days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers.

Zimmerman has also been pulled over three times for traffic violations since his acquittal.

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