Can you imagine this mess? The man who murdered your son is suing you.
Murderer George Zimmerman who was shockingly, (well not really shockingly as it was expected he was going to go free), who was acquitted of killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin is suing Trayvon’s family, their attorneys, prosecutors and the state for damages in excess of $100 million.
George Zimmerman is listed as the plaintiff in a Polk County lawsuit obtained Wednesday by WPLG Local 10 News.
The murderer who was a neighborhood watch volunteer claimed he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Trayvon, 17, in February 2012.
George was acquitted of murder during a high-profile “stand your ground” trial in 2013.
Martin, who lived in Miami Gardens, was visiting his father in Sanford at the time of the shooting.
Among the names listed as defendants in the lawsuit are Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, former Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey, whose office was assigned to investigate the shooting, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and publishing company HarperCollins.
The lawsuit claims Rachel Jeantel, who is also listed as a defendant, was an “imposter and fake witness” in George’s 2013 murder trial. It also claims Mr Crump’s new book, “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” published by HarperCollins, has defamed George.
Larry Klayman, a Boca Raton-based attorney representing George, alleges in the lawsuit that the co-defendants (except for publishing company HarperCollins), “each and every one of them, instituted, ordered, commanded, conspired and covered up the illegal substitution” of Brittany Diamond Eugene, “a legitimate phone witness to the days, hours and minutes before the death of Trayvon Martin,” with Rachel, who gave a “false storyline to prosecutors” in a concerted effort to violate Zimmerman’s constitutional rights.
Mr Klayman goes on to allege that Rachel was not Martin’s girlfriend, wasn’t on the telephone with him before he was killed and was coached into making false statements to incriminate Zimmerman.
This is unbelievable.