George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month, remains a mysterious figure as the controversy surrounding him continues to grow. In hiding since the shooting, little is publicly known about him. However, new details have emerged, shedding light on Zimmerman’s religious upbringing and his employment before the shooting.
Two sources have confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that Zimmerman is, or until recently was, an employee at the Maitland office of Digital Risk, LLC, a mortgage risk-management firm.
Information provided to the Sentinel by one source indicates that Zimmerman has not been to work since the shooting. His title was “forensic loan review analyst” — basically an underwriter.
A source also provided a more recent photo of Zimmerman than the 2005 mugshot that has been the primary image of him in the media. The new photo shows him smiling in a suit and tie.
Meanwhile, a report in The Washington Post revealed new details about Zimmerman’s upbringing in Manassas, Va. Neighbors told the Post that Zimmerman’s family was “very Catholic…very religious,” and his father, Robert Zimmerman, a retired military man who could be strict.
The elder Zimmerman previously described his son as an altar boy in an interview with the Sentinel. Records also show that George Zimmerman has a tattoo on his chest of a cross, with the name, “Christina.”
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