George Zimmerman: 'God protects me' after sharing image of Trayvon Martin's body


George Zimmerman: 'God protects me' after sharing image of Trayvon Martin's body

George Zimmerman continued to send Twitter messages Monday, in the wake of intense backlash after reportedly sharing and then removing an image of Trayvon Martin's corpse on his account.

Zimmerman, who was found not guilty of murder in Martin's 2012 death and who has maintained it was self-defense, tweeted Monday, "As much as I love owning all you trolls I have to work . . . On my tan! Tell 'Karma' she's worthless, God protects me." — along with a photo that appeared to show him on a beach.

Zimmerman recently retweeted a photo of Martin's body, taken at the crime scene after his death, according to People. The tweet was sent last week by another user who captioned it, "Z-Man is a one man army."

The photo was subsequently removed from his account, though it's unclear if by Twitter or Zimmerman.

"Gee.. I sure hate offending people that have plotted and tried to kill me and my family..." Zimmerman said in one tweet, and in another attached apparent wanted posters of his face. "I wonder when Twitter will take these images down???" he wrote.

Zimmerman's brother, Robert, confirmed to the Huffington Post that the account was real.

Zimmerman also responded to critics via Twitter, sometimes in the form of mocking photos, and sent out a photo comparing President Barack Obama's hypothetical son to the Virginia TV shooter Vester Flanagan.

Another photo, sent in response to a detractor, pictured Zimmerman with a big smile and the caption "freedom intensifies."

He also sent a tweet directing "all media inquiries" to a "Micah Williams," along with a phone number.

A coworker of Williams told the New York Daily News that Williams received "thousands" of harassing calls.

Zimmerman's family declined comment to the Daily News. His attorneys did not respond to a request for comment from People.

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