- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Once all the dust from his legal battles settles, George Zimmerman said he’d like to pursue a degree in law become a lawyer.

That’s a step away from his previously wished-for career goal as a police officer.

Mr. Zimmerman was cleared of murder charges in the shooting death of Florida teen Travyon Martin by a jury that found he did act in self-defense and in line with the state’s stand your ground gun laws.

“I’d like to professionally … continue my education and hopefully become an attorney,” Mr. Zimmerman said to CNN. “I think that’s the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to someone else. I don’t think it should ever happen to anyone ever again, not one person.”

Mr. Zimmerman’s path from court to attorney aspirations has been a rocky one.

He’s had several run-ins with police over the past few months, from speeding tickets to a 911 call from his wife who alleged he threatened her with a gun. The couple later split — but then Mr. Zimmerman’s girlfriend alleged he chased after her with a shotgun.

Mr. Zimmerman’s also faced financial troubles in recent months and was set to take part in a celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX. The promoter canceled the match, however, due to backlash, CNN reported.

Mr. Zimmerman, 30, also said he genuinely thought his life would return to normal after the Trayvon Martin trial ended seven months ago.

He told CNN only one judge matters: “God. I know that ultimately he’s the only judge that I have to answer to. He knows what happened. I know what happened. So I’d leave it up to him.”

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