George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin’s Family for $100 Million

HeadlineDec 05, 2019

Florida neighborhood watch vigilante George Zimmerman has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old unarmed African-American teenager that Zimmerman shot and killed in 2012. Zimmerman killed Martin while the unarmed teenager was returning from the neighborhood store with Skittles and a drink. Zimmerman was acquitted of homicide charges in 2013. His acquittal sparked nationwide protests against violence against African-American teenagers at the hands of police and vigilantes. Zimmerman has now sued Martin’s parents, their lawyer, various members of the prosecution and Florida Department of Law Enforcement for defamation and “malicious prosecution.”

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