For two days the world waited for the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. Outside the Seminole County courthouse, more than 200 demonstrators were on hand to hear what would become of the man who shot Trayvon Martin.

A year ago Tuesday the first of several hundred Seminole County residents were summoned to the Sanford courthouse for jury selection.

A half-dozen of them ultimately would decide whether former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was a murderer or someone who killed an unarmed black 17-year-old in self-defense.

Five weeks later, on July 13, the all-woman jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

The trial was a top news story across the nation, making household names of attorneys, witnesses and other key players.

What has become of George Zimmerman and other key figures in the case since the trial?

Some have gone on to bigger things. Some have struggled. Others went back to their day-to-day lives.

George Zimmerman

Life after the acquittal has been turbulent for Zimmerman, who's now 30. He moves among the homes of people who let him sleep on the couch, said his brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr. He's jobless and has been arrested once, accused of threatening his girlfriend with a gun, and put in handcuffs another time, accused of punching his father-in-law.

In both cases, authorities filed no criminal charges.

He left his wife, Shellie, a month after the trial and is in the midst of a divorce. He owes defense attorneys Mark O'Mara and Don West $2.5 million. He has sold paintings on eBay and toyed with but rejected the idea of taking part in a pay-per-view boxing match with rap artist DMX.

In a Spanish-language interview in February, Zimmerman told Univision that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

"I think his state of mind is better," said his brother, "but I would submit that he is a very traumatized person because he has had his liberty taken away from him."

Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson

After the five-week trial and verdict, Nelson, 60, took two days off and then went back to work, hearing civil and divorce cases in Sanford.

She has not commented publicly about the Zimmerman trial and is overseeing his defamation case against NBCUniversal Media LLC. Zimmerman sued the company 10 months after the shooting, accusing it of falsely reporting that he used a racial slur while talking to a police dispatcher the night of the shooting.

Nelson will preside over a hearing next week on NBC's request to dismiss the suit.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara

The trial made O'Mara, 58, of Orlando a familiar name. He sold a boat and a car and got a business loan during the trial to cover expenses, he said Thursday, and is not yet financially whole. But the trial allowed him to expand his practice and won him a contract providing legal commentary on CNN.

His firm used to have five employees. Now there are 11, including someone in charge of media and marketing. He's also raised his hourly rate from $400 to $525.

O'Mara's greatest satisfaction, he said, is that he now speaks to bar associations and law schools and teaches attorneys what he's learned about the media, high-profile cases and social media.