• George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's parents, others for $100M

    By: Jason Kelly

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    BARTOW, Fla. - George Zimmerman has sued Trayvon Martin's parents, their lawyer, prosecutors and others for $100 million, his attorney said Wednesday afternoon.

    Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted in July 2013 in the February 2012 shooting death of Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old boy who was walking home from a Sanford convenience store.


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    The suit, which was filed in Polk County, alleges defamation and references information about the case that was included in a documentary.

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    The defendants include Martin's parents, their attorney, three prosecutors, the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

    Click here to read the lawsuit.

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    Zimmerman was scheduled to hold a press conference before the private screening of a documentary centered around the shooting told from Zimmerman's perspective, but according to the cinema, that screening has been canceled. 

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