George Zimmerman Worried as Murder Trial Comes to Close

By Seni Tienabeso

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George Zimmerman is worried as his murder trial draws to a close, fearing that he could spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty or in hiding if acquitted, his lawyer said.

Zimmerman has spent the last few days huddling with family, ABC News has learned.

Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second degree murder for killing Trayvon Martin, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012. If convicted of that charge he could be sentenced to 25 years to life. If Zimmerman is convicted of a lesser charge like manslaughter, he could be sentenced to as much as 30 years.

The judge is expected to decide today on what lesser charges the jury could consider.

Lead defense attorney Mark O’Mara says Zimmerman is concerned that even if he is acquitted, he would spend the rest of his life locked in the confines of his security regimen – hiding from the public and concealing his identity.

Catch up on all the details from the George Zimmerman murder trial.

“He’s very worried about his safety, personal safety going forward,” said lead Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O’Mara. “Because those same people who portended the fear and hatred leading up to this trial probably are not going to accept an acquittal.” Read full article on ABC.com

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