George Zimmerman Served With Divorce Papers While In Jail; Lawyer Reveals He’s $2.5M In Debt

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Source: Kerry Sanders and Tracy Connor / NBC News

It was a rough day for George Zimmerman: His wife served him with divorce papers in jail, he was accused in court of choking his girlfriend and threatening suicide, and his lawyer revealed he’s $2.5 million in debt.

Tuesday’s developments came hours before Zimmerman — who was arrested a day earlier on a felony assault charge for allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a gun — was released on $9,000 bond with an order to stay away from the woman and firearms.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer – who’s had a series of legal encounters since being acquitted in the shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin – was released Tuesday after posting bail.

But being locked up for two days meant his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman, who had her own domestic dispute with him in September, was able to have him served with a divorce petition, his lawyers confirmed.

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  • joannejohnson

    Who is he using now to get out jail?

  • Nick

    *unarmed teen. This is a fact but at the same time could have been left out in order to keep this article less biased. Im assuming democratic>