George Zimmerman’s father Robert wrote on the website at RobertandGladys.com that their lives have changed drastically since George shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26.
“…nothing can ever return us to the family we were just a few short months ago,” he wrote.
Since the incident George Zimmerman claimed he shot Martin in self-defense after being attacked. The incident led to marches and rallies in Sanford that garnered national and international attention in the press.
This coverage, Robert wrote, portrayed George “savagely” in the media.
The narrative offers a glimpse into Robert and Gladys Zimmerman’s early life together as well as George’s childhood in Manassas, Va. and his eventual move to Central Florida.
The home George lived in was to eventually become his parents during their retirement – however their retirement was cut short when the shooting occurred.
Robert wrote that the family was forced to leave their home in Lake Mary with only a small amount of clothing and their medications after receiving a threat that anyone with George’s DNA would be killed. The letter containing the threat, he wrote, was dropped on their front porch.
Robert said he will update the site periodically and hopes that those wishing to help them will donate money for their living expenses or for George’s legal defense fund.
The posting of the website came only a week after George relaunched his personal website – TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com – to also garner money for his legal defense fund. George is currently living in a safe house in Seminole County after being released on a $1 million bond.
His wife Shellie will face a judge Tuesday for arraignment after being charged with one count of perjury by the State Attorney’s Office.
Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda contended that Shellie lied during Zimmerman’s original bond hearing when she said the couple had no access to funds, when in fact a website for Zimmerman had raised more than $135,000 at the time.
Shellie’s attorney Kelly B. Sims filed paperwork Friday waiving her appearance at the upcoming court date.