George Zimmerman says he wants out of spotlight in new interviews

ORLANDO, Fla. —In a new interview, George Zimmerman said he doesn't have a normal life and wants out of the spotlight.

"I need bodyguards. There's no funds for bodyguards," Zimmerman said. "And my doctor has a policy that, you know, before they would let me go in through the back door, not anymore. And, it's due to the attention and the fear that someone might recognize me and might try some type of revenge."

The interview aired Sunday night on Spanish-language network Univision. Watch the full interview here.

Zimmerman also said he's now homeless, jobless, has to wear a bullet-proof vest when he goes out and is coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.

He also appeared in a sit-down interview with CNN on Monday morning talking about what he would have changed the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed.

"I would have stayed home," Zimmerman said.

A petition is demanding CNN cancel its interview. The petition has been circulating on the Internet and garnered more than 7,000 signatures.

CNN aired the interview one day earlier than originally scheduled.

The network even provided an open forum for Zimmerman to address Martin's family.

"I'm sorry for their loss," he said. "Just exactly what I said on the stand, most likely."

Zimmerman said he feels he was used as a scapegoat by the government and to complete its agenda, but when pressed he wouldn't specify in what sense.

He said he would like to become an attorney and "Stop the miscarriage of justice," that happened to him and says "God is the only judge" he'll have to answer to.

Zimmerman was found not guilty in July in the shooting death of Martin. Since then, he has received speeding tickets and been involved in domestic violence disputes with both his estranged wife Shellie and girlfriend Samantha Scheibe.

Complete coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and the events occurring after.


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