Zimmerman Search Turned Up Lots of Weapons, Ammo

He ditches public defender for private lawyer
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2013 2:19 AM CST
Zimmerman Search Turned Up Lots of Weapons, Ammo
George Zimmerman listens during a court hearing last week.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

Cops found a hefty cache of weapons and ammo at the home George Zimmerman shared with his girlfriend after his arrest on domestic violence charges last week, CNN reports. A search turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle, and 106 rounds of ammunition, according to court documents filed yesterday. Zimmerman was ordered to relinquish his weapons as part of bail conditions, and he also has to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, stay away from his accuser, and remain in the state of Florida.

Zimmerman isn't trying to get his guns back, but he has filed a motion for the return of an iPhone, a BlackBerry cell phone, a flashlight, and a pocket knife seized by police, reports the Orlando Sentinel. He has also dropped his public defender for a private lawyer, although Jayne Weintraub, who has appeared on CNN and HLN as a legal commentator, shouldn't count on getting paid anytime soon: Zimmerman filed paperwork last week saying he is $2.5 million in debt and has just $144 to his name. (More George Zimmerman stories.)

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