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Weighty issues playing out in the courtroom

By Steve Dorfman

Considering the copious pre-trial media coverage, I suspect most outside observers have already formed personal suppositions about what happened the February 2012 night George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

Now that Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial has started, what’s less clear is how his stunning weight gain over the past year — during a CNN interview, Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara placed it between 120 and 125 pounds — will be interpreted by those charged with determining his legal fate: the six-woman jury.

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