George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family for $100m

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George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in a criminal case that drew worldwide attention, has filed a $100m lawsuit against Martin’s parents and lawyers accusing them of using a fake witness. Mr Zimmerman believes Martin’s parents, state prosecutors, and two women provided false statements to investigators and during the trial in order to frame him, and as a result, destroyed his reputation. The 36-page lawsuit alleges that civil rights attorney Ben Crump did not use Martin’s “real” girlfriend, Brittany Diamond Eugene, during the trial and instead coached her half-sister Rachel Jeantel to deliver a...

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