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Purported Zimmerman artwork listed on auction site

December 18, 2013

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Artwork reportedly created by the former neighborhood watchman acquitted of killing an unarmed black teenager is attracting bids of more than $100,000 on eBay.

A canvas painting depicting a U.S. flag in shades of blue, with the words “God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All,” continued to be listed on the website Wednesday by a user called “therealgeorgez.” A picture depicts George Zimmerman holding the artwork. The auction started Monday and is set to end Saturday.

Neither the artwork’s authenticity nor the bids could be confirmed by The Associated Press. A spokesman said eBay doesn’t disclose users’ personal information but that the company reviews reports of inauthenticity. Messages sent to the seller weren’t returned.

Zimmerman was acquitted in July in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.