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George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family, prosecutors for $100 million

In this file photo, George Zimmerman, center, talks to his attorneys Don West, left, and Mark O’Mara during jury deliberations in his trial in Florida. Almost as soon as Zimmerman was pronounced “not guilty, the cry of protestors went up, that the U.S. government must get “justice for Trayvon,” the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, killed by Zimmerman. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is investigating. But an investigation does not mean a case will move forward; these investigations can take months, even years, and are hard to prosecute. AP Images

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, filed a $100 million lawsuit Wednesday against the teen’s family, a publishing firm and a law enforcement agency for defamation and “malicious prosecution.” The lead ...

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Without hate crime, US limited in prosecuting Zimmerman

MIAMI — The Justice Department’s decision to not prosecute a civilian neighborhood watch volunteer for a hate crime in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager is not necessarily a harbinger of how it will rule in two other ...

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Helping to heal a divided community after shooting

The nation watched Sanford, Fla., in mid-July as people waited for the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, wondering how the community would react if he were acquitted. Watching with them was Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith, whose department ...

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Zimmerman’s attorney returns to Buffalo

Don West, a SUNY Buffalo Law School alumnus, is shown recently in one of the few moments this year that he was not in court. West was co-counsel for George Zimmerman who was acquitted of murder charges July 13 in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Courtesy Don West

Photographs of the back of George Zimmerman’s bloody head, the call he made to police, the 911 call and other pieces of evidence were brought out up front in opening statements at his trial this past summer. It was a ...

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Zimmerman fate following acquittal uncertain

SANFORD, Fla. — Following his acquittal on all charges in the fatal shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman will spend no time behind bars. But that’s about the only certainty in the former neighborhood watch volunteer’s immediate future. The ...

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Murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been arrested and faces a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The official with knowledge of the case ...

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