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George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin's Family, Lawyer and Others for $100M 7 Years after Fatally Shooting the Teen

Monica Otayza
Dec 06, 2019
04:20 P.M.
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George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's parents, lawyer, and others for $100 million 7 years after the 17-year-old's fatal shooting.

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George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer at the time of Trayvon Martin's death in Sanford back in 2012, was acquitted of homicide charges and is now suing Martin's family, prosecutors, and others who were involved in the case.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges in 2013 which leaves Trayvon Martin's death awaiting justice.

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A WRONG SENTENCE DUE TO FALSE EVIDENCE

According to Zimmerman, the previous case against him, which left him with a sentence of a lifetime in prison, was based on false evidence. Now, he is being represented by Larry Klayman, a high-profile lawyer tied to conservative causes.

His lawsuit demands $100 million in civil damages, defamation, abuse of civil process, and conspiracy.

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TRAYVON MARTIN'S DEATH

On the night of Trayvon Martin's death, he bought some snacks at a convenience store. The surveillance camera at the store would be the last time his family would see him alive.

Meanwhile, Zimmerman called 911 after reporting that Martin was a "suspicious man" who was walking around and looked under the influence. In the end, he followed Martin and ended up in an altercation with him.

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SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH

After Martin beat him, he took out his gun and shot him. Police only arrived after Martin was shot, and a couple of minutes later, he was pronounced dead.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges in 2013 which leaves Trayvon Martin's death awaiting justice. Many people, including celebrities Jay-Z and Beyonce, rallied for justice, even attending the Justice for Trayvon rally.

Jay-Z at a speaking engagement | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

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BOTH SIDES SEEKING JUSTICE

At the time, Jay-Z also served as an executive producer for the docu-series "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story."

Now that Zimmerman is suing for $100 million, he is using the fact that Martin's camp used a false witness to implicate him for the murder.

His announcement of suing Martin's family and lawyer was met with outrage from all over the world, especially since after more than seven years, they are still seeking justice for Trayvon Martin's death.

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