A new report from the Daily Mail paints a picture of George Zimmerman we haven't yet seen. The acquitted killer has been revealed as a pompous adulterer who never even thanked the people who helped him during his trial. John Donnelly, who took the stand to defend the accused, told the Daily Mail that Zimmerman is "a powder keg ready to blow."
Donnelly, who describes himself a close friend of Zimmerman, clarified the behind-the-scenes happenings of the Zimmerman family after his friend's acquittal. He explained how just two days after the conclusion of the trial, Zimmerman packed a bag, took one of the couple's two dogs, and "went AWOL." Shellie was left alone, unprotected in hiding among numerous death threats from the public. It was soon revealed that George was having an affair with his ex-fiancee, 31-year-old Veronica Zuazo, who herself left a marriage three years earlier. This is the same woman who filed a restraining order against Zimmerman in 2005.
According to Donnelly, Shellie found out and gave George a warning: Don't bring her into their home. She was hoping, according to Donnelly, that it was just a phase as he decompressed from the trial, but when she ran into her husband with Zuazo pulling up to their family home, it was the final straw. She filed for divorce in the days following and made an appearance on TV, giving an interview about how "George is all about George" and that he was feeling invincible since his acquittal.
"I stood by my husband through everything and I feel like he left me with a bunch of pieces of broken glass that I'm supposed to now assemble and make a life," said Shellie.
Police responded to a panicked and distraught 911 call from Shellie yesterday afternoon, in which she claimed George had attacked her father, smashed and stabbed her iPad, and was threatening them with a gun. After police detained Zimmerman at gunpoint, they determined he did not have a weapon on his person. The iPad is reported to have video of the altercation on it and could be a motive for why George attempted to destroy it. No charges were filed against either side. Although police did not find a weapon, Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, did confirm at a press conference that his client was carrying a gun.
Today's Daily Mail exclusive revealed that Zimmerman was at the home, which is Shellie's parents' house, to remove and split their possessions.
Donnelly and his wife, who also testified on Zimmerman's behalf, feel that George has disrespected them.
"It’s very sad for us. To not even get a phone call or a text after the fact saying thank you for helping me or I appreciate your support. It really stings," said Donnelly. "He’s burned every bridge that he’s ever had. And I don’t know how he’s going to come back because his bridges are gone."