KINGSTON, Jamaica — George Zimmerman has reportedly left Miami after being chased by a mob and told there is a US$10,000 bounty on his head.
DailyMail news reported that Zimmerman, 30, appeared on CNN Monday to accuse President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of making him a “scapegoat”.
It has emerged his words came hours after infuriated protesters ambushed him, his girlfriend and her son at a beach.
“Speaking on national television to Chris Cuomo, he revealed he still receives death threats seven months after he was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin. He said he suffered a ‘miscarriage of justice’ in his trial for the killing of the Florida teen, and maintains that he acted in self-defense within the law,” the report said.
When asked what he was being made a scapegoat for, he responded: “The government, the president, the attorney general.
I don’t know what they’re thinking or why they’re thinking it, all I know is that they’re doing it. I don’t know what agenda they have.”
Zimmerman also said that he wants to go back to school to get a law degree so he can make sure no one else goes through what he did.
“I would like to professionally continue my education and hopefully become an attorney. I think that’s the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to somebody else. I don’t think it should happen to anyone ever again, not one person.”
“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. I realize that they don’t know me. They know who I was portrayed to be.”
Zimmerman said that he has had death threats since the trial, which he put down to his portrayal in the media and not his shooting of a teenaged boy.
He said on the interview that he can no longer lead a normal life and must wear a bulletproof vest when he is out in public.
Describing himself as “totally homeless” Zimmerman said his family helps him “a lot”.
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