Attorney Mark O’Mara is dropping his infamous client after yesterday’s domestic incident.
O’Mara got Zimmerman acquitted of murder in the Trayvon Martin trial, but O’Mara has made it clear that he will not be representing Zimmerman going forward, according to CNN. This means Zimmerman will be forced to seek new counsel if he finds himself in legal trouble in the days ahead.
“I am not representing George Zimmerman in his recent domestic altercation case or his impending divorce case,” O’Mara told CNN.
George Zimmerman was detained by police on Monday after an altercation with his soon to be ex-wife and father in law, neither of whom will be pressing charges against Zimmerman.
Shellie Zimmerman did an interview last week where she announced that she was filing for divorce.
Mark O’Mara’s haste in dumping Zimmerman may have something to do with O’Mara’s new gig. On Friday O’Mara appeared on CNN’s ‘New Day’ and announced that he was a CNN legal analyst. On his blog, O’Mara wrote that he would be appearing regularly on CNN “to offer my insight on a number of high-profile legal matters.”
O’Mara may not be willing to give up his prime-time gig in order to babysit Zimmerman.
Since being acquitted in the k!lling of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman has been pulled over for speeding twice. His wife Shellie Zimmerman said in her interview that her husband has been involved in “reckless” behavior since his acquittal.
Mark O’Mara will, of course, still be involved in recovering expenses from the state of Florida.