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George Zimmerman has been in the media spotlight for more than a year for the alleged murder of Trayvon Martin. While watching the trial, you get to know about the events that surround the case involving the death of Martin. But who is George Zimmerman?

The Zimmerman family is from Manassas, Virginia, according to robertandgladys.com. G. Zimmerman was born October 5, 1983 and has a brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., who is three years older as well as a younger sister, Gracie, who is three years younger.

Robert and Gladys Zimmerman were married on December 20, 1975. The family has a long history of working in politics. R. Zimmerman served about 21 years in the US Army and Ms. Zimmerman worked for the Circuit Court of Prince William County [in Virginia], according to the robertandgladys.com. Ms. Zimmerman was also active in many organizations including Saints Catholic Church and Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

While growing up G. Zimmerman was active in Young Marines, according to robertandgladys.com. After graduating from High School, G. Zimmerman moved to Central Florida.

G. Zimmerman frequently donated blood, worked at the men's homeless shelter as well as helped the community after tornadoes went through the Orlando area.

After G. Zimmerman married his wife, Shellie Dean, they became mentors for two children. During that time, G. Zimmerman was working full time and going to school, according to robertandgladys.com. Additionally, he was the neighborhood watch captain at the Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community in Sanford, Florida.