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George Zimmerman’s artistic endeavor got $100K at auction; new painting rips prosecutor

Posted Jan 23, 2014 11:28 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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George Zimmerman earned $100,000 last month for his original oil painting of a flag embedded with some words from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Now he’s trying to strike pay dirt once again with a painting ripping the prosecutor who charged him with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, report the Orlando Sentinel, CNN and the Florida Times-Union. Zimmerman was acquitted of the charges.

The orange-and-red painting shows State Attorney Angela Corey with her fingers pinched. Text on the painting reads, “I have this much respect for the American judicial system. Angie C.”

The painting is modeled after a photo of Corey taken at a news conference when she announced the Zimmerman charges.

The Orlando Sentinel story on Zimmerman’s $100,000 sale of his former painting is here.

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