George Zimmerman’s attorney has told a newspaper that he plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses.
The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on the evening of February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida became one of the most controversial trials of this year.
The predictions were dire: Black people would burn and loot America’s cities if George Zimmerman was found not guilty. White people everywhere would be attacked in revenge for the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Citing concern over the killing of Trayvon Martin in central Florida, Attorney General Eric Holder said stand-your-ground laws, which allow a person who believes they are in danger to use deadly force, should be reassessed.
From New York to California, demonstrators are rallying against a Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Black clergy throughout Chicago are calling for calm in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict.
After a year and a half of living as a hermit, George Zimmerman emerged from a Florida courthouse a free man, cleared of all charges in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
As jurors deliberated for a second day in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, there was little understanding between two small camps assembled outside the Seminole County Courthouse to await a verdict.
The jury in George Zimmerman’s murder trial began a second day of deliberations Saturday morning, weighing whether the neighborhood watch volunteer committed a crime almost a year and a half ago when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.
George Zimmerman’s lawyers made one last attempt Friday to convince a jury the neighborhood watch volunteer shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense, saying the prosecution’s case for murder is built on “could’ve beens” and “maybes.”