George Zimmerman has been arrested again and one can’t help but notice the similarities between the Zimmerman Case and the O.J. Simpson case.
The latest arrest for Zimmerman is for allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend and he was charged with felony aggravated assault and two misdemeanors.
Zimmerman first attracted worldwide attention in Feb., 2012 when he shot an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, in what many believe was a racially motivated event.
He claimed he acted in self defense and, at the time of the shooting, was not charged.
Martin died of his injuries and a civil-rights movement was launched.
After a public outcry and a police investigation, six weeks later Zimmerman was charged with causing the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
After a month long trial, on July 13, 2013, a jury acquitted him of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.
Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has had a number of brushes with the law, reminiscent of the O.J. Simpson case.
Because of Zimmerman’s subsequent arrests some believe that is an indicator of his violent nature and that he should have been found guilty in Martin’s death.
Simpson was acquitted in the 1994 death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Although he was acquitted in a criminal court, a civil court jury later held him legally responsible for their deaths.
He was later arrested in Las Vegas for an armed hotel room robbery and was sentenced in 2008 to 9 to 33 years in prison, which many consider a harsh penalty under the circumstances involved and that he was essentially sentenced so harshly because of his previous acquittal.
He has since been granted parole for some of the charges and will likely remain incarcerated for at least another four years.
Will George Zimmerman turn out like O.J. Simpson and end up serving a long prison term because he is perceived to be guilty of a prior murder even though he was acquitted?