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Zimmerman 'Homeless And Suffering From PTSD'
George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of killingTrayvon Martin in a racially-charged murder case, has said he is homeless and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Mr Zimmerman said he felt like the "victim" as he gave his first public interviews since his acquittal in July.
He had always maintained he acted in self-defence when he shot the unarmed black teenager in February 2012.
Mr Zimmerman, a former neighbourhood watch volunteer, denied being a racist and spoke of his fear for his life.
"I have a lot of people saying that, you know, they guarantee that they're going to kill me and I'll never be a free man," he told CNN.
He did not express regret for the shooting, telling Univision: "In my mind between God and me ... I know that if I did not act the way I acted, I would not be here.
"When you hit your head repeatedly against the concrete, you have a broken nose, eyes full of blood and tears, you're not in the position to do much."
Mr Zimmerman, who has had several run-ins with the law since his acquittal, says he is without stable employment and broke due to his legal expenses.
The case drew national attention because of its racial overtones.
Barack Obama even weighed in, saying Trayvon could have been his son.
In the interviews, Mr Zimmerman accused the president of seeking to gain electoral advantage.
Recently, another Florida self-defence case drew comparison with Trayvon's shooting: The killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn after an argument over loud music.
Dunn's trial ended in a split verdict, with a jury convicting him of attempted murder, but failing to reach a decision on the most serious charge of first-degree murder.
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