There's nothing more sickening than an accused criminal using his misfortune to his own advantage. George Zimmerman, the man accused of gunning down unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last February in Sanford, Florida created a defense fund to support himself during the case. If you recall, Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer who claimed to have shot and killed Martin in self-defense in accordance to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. He was charged with second-degree murder and will return to trial next June.
The accused murderer has earned over $140,000 since he started the fund last May on his website, GZdefendfund.com. But now he is running low on funds and is offering to send signed "thank you" cards to his supporters willing to donate money next month. Say what??Continue Reading >
For the first time since the controversial Trayvon Martin case caused a national firestorm, George Zimmerman, the shooter at the center of it all, sat down for a television interview to tell his side of the story.Continue Reading >
George Zimmerman's case has had some shocking twists recently. First, the former neighborhood watch volunteer, who is facing charges for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, asked for a new judge on Friday after claiming his current one is biased. And now, newly released evidence includes a police interview with a woman identified as Witness #9 who accuses Zimmerman of sexually abusing her as a child.
Me encanta vivir en este país, pero a veces siento que la justicia se imparte de manera no equitativa. Mientras muchas personas honestas y trabajadoras, a veces somos tratadas incluso como si fuéramos criminales en este país (lo digo porque recientemente intenté ingresar a EU después de un viaje corto en el extranjero y me trataron como si fuera una delincuente en el control de pasaporte); otros como George Zimmerman, podrían incluso salir de la cárcel, con sólo pagar una fianza, después de haber asesinado a una persona ¡¿lo puedes creer?!Continue Reading >
George Zimmerman is once again fighting to be released from jail. The 28-year-old is awaiting to hear the amount of bail that will be set, if any, at his second bond hearing today.Continue Reading >
Just when I thought the Trayvon Martin case couldn't possibly get any more complicated, new occurrences have caused more twists in the already tumultuous situation. In the past few hours alone, news broke that the Sanford police chief originally in charge of the case has been fired and that a new video of George Zimmerman's interview with authorities the day after the shooting has been released.Continue Reading >
Yesterday, the world got their first glimpse at George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, when was she was arrested and her mug shot was released. Now, Zimmerman is saying that all of the publicity is making him afraid for his wife's safety.
Shellie was taken into a local jail and charged with one count of perjury after she withheld the truth about her and her husband's financial state under oath. After she posted bail and was released, her husband's lawyer told ABC News that the new public attention on her is making Zimmerman very nervous.Continue Reading >
George Zimmerman, the shooter in the case of Trayvon Martin, was put back behind bars earlier this month after a judge accused him of not being truthful about how much money he had access to. Today, his wife, Shellie, paid $1,000 bond after being booked into jail and charged with one count of perjury, for allegedly lying under oath about her and her husband's financial state.Continue Reading >
Me imagino que los papás de Trayvon Martin estarán respirando de nuevo con tranquilidad, después de que este fin de semana, George Zimmerman regresara a la cárcel por orden de un juez. Esta vez, se le acusa de haber mentido sobre la cantidad de dinero a la que tenía acceso cuando su fianza fue fijada meses antes. Aparentemente, su esposa dijo en un tribunal bajo juramento, que la familia era indigente, pero según los fiscales, el acusado tenía 135 mil dólares, como se lee en un reporte del sitio HuffPost Voces.
Recent evidence has shown that the Trayvon Martin investigation is still far from over. Just a few days after the FBI said they were examining whether Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, should be charged with a hate crime, a wealth of new information related to the case--including photos of a bruised Zimmerman, medical reports, and witness accounts--was released to the pubilc.
One piece of information that has drawn lots of negative attention? A medical's examiner's findings that the 17-year-old Martin had traces of THC (an active ingredient in marijuana) in his system in an autopsy conducted just hours after his death. The discovery has fueled arguments in favor of Zimmerman and placed new blame on Martin--which I find, quite honestly, to just be ridiculous.Continue Reading >