George Zimmerman has hired Jayne Weintraub to defend the domestic assault charges arising out of accusations from Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe:

George Zimmerman has hired a new lawyer to handle the domestic violence case against him.

The public defender who was representing Zimmerman tells local media that he has hired attorney and frequent cable news contributor Jayne Weintraub.

As Bob Kealing tells us, some legal analysts are questioning Zimmerman’s new hire.

“It really boggles the mind.”

WESH 2 legal analyst Richard Hornsby says it appears George Zimmerman has chosen south Florida defense attorney Jayne Weintraub because of her high profile on cable television.

(Jayne Weintraub)

(Jayne Weintraub)

Court records released today also indicated the weapons Zimmerman had in his possession at the time of his arrest:

The Sheriff’s Office got the warrant, suspecting that Zimmerman had locked away the shotgun after the confrontation but before deputies unlocked the door and pushed their way inside.

Officers found the guns in a black, soft-sided case secured by a combination lock, according to the warrant.

The weapons inside were a KelTec 12-gauge shotgun, a pump-action high-tech, $1,200 self-defense weapon with more than double the capacity of conventional shotguns; the assault rifle; a .380-caliber handgun; a 9 mm handgun and a Glock 19 handgun.

Deputies also found more than 100 rounds of ammunition. The greatest quantity — 59 rounds — was for the rifle, according to the warrant.

The weapons appear to be legal, so despite the sound and fury over Zimmerman possessing the weapons, it’s legally irrelevant.

The replacement of the public defender is interesting because the person assigned to the case was quite experienced, something Think Progress criticized as reflecting some sort of favoritism for Zimmerman.

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