George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin's Family, Lawyer and Others for $100M 7 Years after Fatally Shooting the Teen
George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's parents, lawyer, and others for $100 million 7 years after the 17-year-old's fatal shooting.
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.
BREAKING: George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin, publisher, prosecutors for $100 million https://t.co/6ZicWP0eYT— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) December 4, 2019
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.
George Zimmerman was acquitted in the fatal 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, but according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Florida, he believes there was a conspiracy to frame him and wants $100 million in damages https://t.co/o7K4UiXez5— CNN (@CNN) December 5, 2019
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.
"Imagine killing an unarmed child and then suing his parents." https://t.co/fwWXwNOMZf— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) December 4, 2019
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.
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."
George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen he shot and killed https://t.co/xXBgu698cs— South China Morning Post (@SCMPNews) December 5, 2019
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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