Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

May 22, 2016

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for $250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said. United Gun Group, which hosted the auction on its website, confirmed Saturday the amount of the sale of the Kel-Tec PF-9, a 9-mm ...

Online auction abruptly pulls gun Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin

May 13, 2016

Online auction abruptly pulls gun Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin

An online auction was halted without explanation Thursday for the pistol that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. The weapon was removed from the GunBroker.com website, minutes after the auction was to begin. It was ...

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was ...

Zimmerman arrested after girlfriend says he pointed shotgun at her

Nov 19, 2013

Zimmerman arrested after girlfriend says he pointed shotgun at her

A former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager earlier this year was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, ...

Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'

Jul 21, 2013

Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'

In most places it was too hot for hooded sweat shirts. So they came with T-shirts. In Washington, Elaine Morris showed up in one bearing a picture of slain teenager Trayvon Martin alongside members of the Ku Klux Klan, with the slogan, “Which hoodie ...

Holder decries self-defense laws

Jul 17, 2013

Holder decries self-defense laws

Attorney General Eric Holder strongly condemned “stand your ground” laws Tuesday, saying the measures “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense” and may encourage “violent situations to escalate.” On the books in more than 30 states, the statutes have become a focal point of a ...

Starkly different outcomes in Florida gun cases

Jul 16, 2013

Starkly different outcomes in Florida gun cases

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Two Florida towns, 200 km apart. Two people firing weapons at unarmed aggressors, purportedly in self-defense. George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old neighborhood watch commander, fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin but was acquitted by a jury that apparently concluded he was in fear for his life. ...

Jul 16, 2013

Zimmerman trial juror reveals details from deliberations

A juror from the trial of Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was accused in the death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, said the six-woman panel was sharply divided when deliberations began. The jurors ultimately came to a unanimous decision, finding Zimmerman ...