Who Is George Zimmerman?
Up to now, he's been a ghost. Now INSIDE EDITION is learning surprising new details about George Zimmerman.
His booking information sheet lists him as 5' 8" tall and 185 pounds. He's married and unemployed. He has a tattoo of theatrical masks on his left arm and a second tattoo with the name Christina inside a cross on his chest.
George Zimmerman now has a boring life of strict routine here at the Seminole County jail. Breakfast is at 4 a.m., lunch at 10:30 a.m., and dinner at 4 p.m. He's given three hours of recreation time a week and he's not allowed to smoke or watch television.
After he was booked, Zimmerman spent $79.84 on personal items at the jail commissary.
INSIDE EDITION obtained the receipt for what he bought. The items include, contact lens solution, Irish Spring soap, Mennen Speed Stick, two pairs of men's briefs and socks. To relieve the boredom, he bought playing cards, crossword and word search puzzle books. He loaded up on snacks, Tostito's tortilla chips, chocolate cream cookies and candy.
The judge who'll preside over Zimmerman's trial, Jessica Reckseidler, may have to disqualify herself because her husband is a law partner with CNN legal analyst Mark Nejame, who said he was once approached to be Zimmerman's lawyer.
Nejame said, "We want to make sure we avoid any appearances of impropriety."
Meanwhile, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, one of the nation's leading legal scholars, is blasting special prosecutor Angela Corey, calling her "irresponsible" for charging Zimmerman with second degree murder.
INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney asked Dershowitz, "Do you believe they overcharged?"
Dershowitz said, "In the begining he was undercharged and was not arrested at all. Now he's overcharged."
Dershowitz told McInerney that the prosecutor's affidavit maintaining that Zimmerman "profiled" and "confronted" Travyon Martin before shooting him to death was politically motivated.
"This was a political descition to charge a crime that there seems to be no basis for," said Dershowitz.
McInerney asked, "Could we see Zimmerman walk free?"
Dershowitz said, "I don't believe a reasonable jury will convict of second degree murder."