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When he's not busy getting arrested, George Zimmerman is honing his skills at painting, a hobby that's already proven lucrative for the former neighborhood watchman.

Zimmerman, who sold his first painting on eBay for $100,000 (seriously) is at it again, and his latest work zeroes in on a key figure in the Trayvon Martin case.

The woman who charged him with second-degree murder, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, is shown in bright red and yellow, her fingers pinched.

George Zimmerman Painting

The caption of George Zimmerman's new painting, in all caps, says it all:

"I have this much respect for the American judicial system - Angie C."

It's an artistic depiction of a much-reprinted photo of Corey from the news conference when she charged Zimmerman with the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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George Zimmerman got away with the murder of Trayvon Martin ... so says one of the jurors that acquitted him earlier this month in the controversial trial.

Zimmerman Picture

Juror B29 told ABC she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder when deliberations began amongst the six-member, all-women jury.

"I was the juror that was going to give them a hung jury," she said.

"I fought to the end."

Why'd she cave? Because under Florida law, she says there wasn't enough proof to convict the 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer.

"George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from God," she said. "At the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions to deal with."

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The murder of Marley Lion, also from 2012, is drawing comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case and putting the spotlight on police action and media attention.

Marley Lion Photo

Lion was killed in Charleston, S.C., on June 16, 2012.

Police found him lying on the ground outside his Nissan Pathfinder, bleeding to death. Before dying he told police that two African-American males approached him.

One of them, Lion said, shot him several times.

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Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, spoke out this morning for the first time about last weekend's George Zimmerman verdict.

Tracy Martin told Today's Matt Lauer:

"We felt in our hearts that we were going to get a conviction. We thought that the killer of our unarmed child was going to be convicted of the crime that he committed."

Added Fulton, "I think (the legal system) failed Trayvon to a certain degree. I think we let the process take its course. We didn't get the verdict that we were looking for."

"Our focus has continued to change. First it was for the arrest, then it was for a conviction. So now we've moved on to a different focus, but yes, I think we were disappointed."

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Rachel Jeantel, whose testimony was likely the most talked about part of the George Zimmerman trial, gave an interview Monday with Piers Morgan.

In the lengthy sitdown, Trayvon Martin's friend reiterated that Zimmerman, who she says Martin called a “creepy ass cracker,” was pursuing Trayvon.

Not only that, she and he both worried he was a rapist.

Rachel Jeantel's uncomfortable testimony added to the racial dimension of the Zimmerman trial, and last night, she made more headlines in that regard.

Namely by saying “nigga” isn’t a racist term.

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It was inevitable: Ted Nugent is sounding off on the George Zimmerman verdict and what he feels is the real lesson in the death of Trayvon Martin:

Teach your children not to attack people!

Ted Nugent on Piers Morgan

Nugent, the legendary rock star and equally well-known gun rights activist, ripped the state of Florida for even bringing charges against Zimmerman.

He even went a step further and lambasted President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for using the case to promote a “racist agenda.”

“It was a clear-cut case of self-defense," Nugent said. "I’m very relieved and hopeful that there is justice in America the ‘not guilty’ verdict came in."

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George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., has echoed his lawyers' sentiments that race was not a factor in the Trayvon Martin trial.

Robert Zimmerman Jr. Photo

Robert, who acted as the family spokesman throughout the trial, said he's received numerous threats in the two days since the George Zimmerman verdict.

"They're on my Twitter feed," he said. "I get hate emails saying 'I wish someone would blow up your family with grenades' [and] 'I will find you on the streets."

"That's just [at me] ... there's no way, really, to direct those threats at George, I guess because he doesn't have right now a social media presence."

"It's a reality that some people don't respect this verdict and think they want to take justice into their own hands," he said of his brother's situation.

As for his thoughts on the racial component of the case, he echoed the defense team's assertion that race "wasn't an element," and blamed the media.

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George Zimmerman could still face federal charges in the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin, though the DOJ's desire to wade into this case is iffy at best.

George Zimmerman Photograph

The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the Martin case, in which a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty Saturday night.

The government is evaluating the evidence (including testimony from his Florida trial) and weighing filing criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

The defendant, who claimed self-defense, was found not guilty of both second-degree murder and manslaughter when tried by Florida, and is a free man.

However, he's not out of the woods just yet.

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The George Zimmerman verdict is in.

And so is a palpable sense around the nation that the man who was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin may himself be in trouble.

Numerous reactions over Twitter and other social networks warn Zimmerman to watch his back.

Will someone's idea of vigilante justice lead to another lost life in this case?

Clearly afraid of just such an outcome, President Barack Obama took the unusual step today of an issuing a statement in reaction to the verdict.

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Following a weeks-long trial and a case that has captivated the nation for a year and a half, a Sanford, Fla., jury has reached a verdict in the George Zimmerman case:

Not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

George Zimmerman in Court

They reached a verdict after deliberating all day Saturday. Late in the evening, jurors asked for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter.

At about 6 p.m., lawyers for both sides appeared in court where Judge Debra Nelson conferred with them about their question and then recessed court.

Just before 10 p.m., they reached a verdict and acquitted Zimmerman of all charges in the controversial case - one ultimately filled with reasonable doubt.

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