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George Zimmerman Retweets Image of Trayvon's Dead Body

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By    |   Monday, 28 Sep 2015 04:19 PM

George Zimmerman is under fire again after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin's dead body over the weekend. 

The photo of the 17-year-old's body lying on the ground with police investigators surrounding him was tweeted to Zimmerman with the message "Z-man is a one-man army."

Twitter removed the original tweet and Zimmerman's retweet, but did not suspend either account. The account that made the original tweet is still active, but the person who now has it claims to have taken over the account after the original user deleted it.

Martin's lawyers did not respond to requests for comment, People.com reported.

But Zimmerman tweeted photos of himself on wanted posters labeled "dead or alive" and questioned when Twitter would remove them.

He also mocked his Twitter critics calling for his head.

In 2012, Zimmerman was Neighborhood Watch coordinator in his Sanford, Florida neighborhood when he saw Martin walking through the neighborhood and reported him to police. An altercation ensued and Zimmerman shot and killed Martin.

Claiming self-defense, Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges. He has been in the news since following altercations with his then-girlfriend and with a driver on a Florida road.

He also stirred controversy with a painting of the Confederate flag that he currently uses as his Twitter profile image.

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