If you thought George Zimmerman was going to go into hiding and never come back after his highly publicized trial, think again.
According to close friends, the former “wannabe cop” has trashed those ambitions and picked up another career aspiration – law.
Zimmerman told friends (and defense witnesses) John Donnelly and his wife Leanne Benjamin that he wants to go to law school so that he can help “others like him.”
According to Reuters:
Over dinner with Zimmerman recently, Benjamin said he told them he would like to go to law school.
“I’d like to help other people like me,” she quoted him as telling them.
Zimmerman, an insurance investigator, attended community college and was a credit shy of an associate’s degree in criminal justice but was kicked out of school because he posed a danger to the campus, according to family sources.
“Everybody said he was a cop-wannabe but he’s interested in law,” Benjamin said. “He sees it as a potential path forward to help other people like himself.”
Guess who is echoing that sentiment? None other than Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara.
“He wanted to be a cop for awhile, but he’s talked about going to law school,” O’Mara told Reuters on Sunday.
“He has a real interest in the law and … prosecuting appropriately – not like what he got – is something he’s very interested in. I will not be surprised if he ends up in criminal law,” O’Mara said. “His dad was a judge, and he wants to be a prosecutor or a lawyer.”
Is it just us or does the law in Zimmerman’s hands seem like a bad idea?