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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:42 AM

Is it me or did George Zimmerman lose alot of weight?

A little worried he's going to for the 'If the glove does not fit you must acquit' defense.

For 40 days we talked about how George Zimmerman looked to be about 90lbs heavier than Trayvon Martin. I mean those are some big jowls on him:


I was at the gym yesterday and the guy was looking pretty gaunt. Sure the stress probably hasn't helped but the guy was looking alot thinner. I'm wondering if it was a combination of weight lost plus wearing clothes a bit too big for him and makes me wonder if the guy is slimming down so when this case goes to trial he doesn't look like someone who could easily overpower a 160lb kid.


One of the biggest comments made about this whole case was how Zimmerman looked to have 80-90lbs over Martin. His new look is a bit more gaunt looking which I'm guessing will help combat the weight difference. When this case goes to court the jury is going to see a slimmer Zimmerman which could have a mental impact on the jury as they make their decision. Kinda like the glove that OJ put on at his trial - I'm sure that glove fit at one time but at that moment in time at the trial it didn't and it put that imagine into the Jury head that perhaps it wasn't his glove. The jury sits there and sees a slimmer Zimmerman day in and day out they may not remember that at the time Zimmerman was alot heavier when the case happened.

It took 40+ days for Zimmerman to be arrested, he could have easily lost 20-30lbs in that time.

Just curious as to your thoughts.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:50 AM

1. He's lost a lot more than just 30 pounds...

That top picture was actually taken a few years ago when he was quite obese. Obviously he's slimmed down quite a bit since then, at least a 100-pound weight loss.

Doesn't change the fact that he was the aggressor and stalked the kid, though.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:53 AM

2. I was struck by that too, when I saw the video of his 4 minutes in court...............

I'm not even sure this is really the same guy, despite some
similarities (i.e. eyes too close together mainly) ...

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:56 AM

3. I think the mug shot was an oldie

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:03 AM

4. he lost his earring, but has the same scar on his cheek

he looks so different I wondered at first if it was the same guy

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:12 AM

5. They used an old booking photo to create more contrast between a small Trayvon and large Zimmerman.

 

The media wanted to stir up people and make them even more pissed. He has been tried and convicted in the eyes of the potential jury.

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/168391/the-iconic-photos-of-trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman-why-you-may-not-see-the-others/

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Response to dkf (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:57 AM

10. Oh come on!

You are gonna try to blame the media for this? That was the only photo made available to them when the story broke.

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Response to SaltyBro (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:11 AM

15. Hi! Welcome to DU.

Finally we have someone in the medias court.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:32 AM

6. All I see is a skinhead-ish punk, empowered by a phallic symbol and GOP-NRA laws.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:44 AM

7. Not a potential problem.

To put it in an OJ context, it's closer to the knit cap: here's OJ, here's OJ wearing a hat. Same person.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:47 AM

8. Also, he's wearing plaid, which is very slimming to the figure.

But yes, if that meek, scrawny second Zimmerman confronted me with a gun, I'm pretty sure I'd jump and attack him for no reason, too.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:14 AM

11. That explains the thin look in Bravehart, Rob Roy, and ...



Me, if I see someone with a gun, I'd probably try to run. Unless my off-and-on tendonitis prevented it. In which case I, like Martin, would likely be screwn. Attacks favor the well-armed.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:52 AM

9. Isn't it nice to see

 

THAT HIS BROKEN NOSE HAS HEALED UP COMPLETELY

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:21 AM

12. The photo in orange was out of date and you can see already in the police office footage...

that he isn't 250 lbs anymore.

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Response to JVS (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:30 AM

14. He looks slimmer now

than even the police video.

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Response to JVS (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:17 AM

16. Yeah that picture is from 2005

 

He supposedly weighs 180 now.

* On edit, according to his friend he is currently at 170lbs

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Friend-George-Zimmerman-scared-for-his-life/-/1637132/9722180/-/e55273z/-/index.html

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Response to LoTechGuru (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:48 AM

17. Want to bet that the defense will get a 17 year old Trayvon Martin body double

and put him next to Zimmerman at the trial to show the contrast in sizes. Martin would tower over Zimmerman. That was a key component in the initial narrative (a much bigger Zimmerman could not have felt threatened by a smaller Martin).

Also is the prosecutor really going forward with Trayvon's mom as a voice identity witness. That will never fly. The problem with releasing the 911 tape was that everyone heard it. Would it have been possible to generate a voice line up? Can't do it now of course.

As far as the analysis of two experts - one did the analysis by ear? An analysis could be used to verify the probability that it is Trayvon's voice (I can't imagine no voice recording exists of him). If such a recording does exist, they can take Trayvon, controls, and Zimmerman and duplicate the conditions of the Martin voice recording. Those tapes could then be compared to the 911 tape. Three possible results - pick out Martin, Zimmerman, or one of the controls.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:26 AM

13. He used to also be white too. nt

 

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