George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's parents for several Millions
DEC. 05, 2019
Zimmerman Sues for more than $100 Million Dollars
George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon Martin's parents and others for more than $100 million.
The lawsuit alleges malicious prosecution, abuse of process, civil conspiracy and defamation.
It seeks compensatory and actual damages of more than $100,000,000 and leaves open the possibility of an additional claim for punitive damages.
A month after the February 2012 shooting, Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee said Zimmerman was not charged because there were no grounds to disprove his version of the events. Zimmerman said he shot Trayvon in self-defense.
Weeks later, amid widespread outrage, a special prosecutor charged Zimmerman with murder. A jury acquitted him of all charges in July 2013.