George Zimmerman

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18 Jun, 2015

Attempted second-degree murder charge

Charged

Apperson’s charges are upgraded to attempted second-degree murder. Apperson is also charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. State Attorney:

Our law enforcement community and the State Attorney’s Office works vigorously to ensure people may travel our busy streets, going about their business, without fear. Every resident and visitor to Seminole County deserves this freedom.

Apperson’s lawyer:

My reaction to these charges is a pronounced shrug. I’ve reviewed the charges and they don’t change the facts. The prosecutors have put their heads together and tried to contemplate what could be the most serious charges, but that doesn’t really change anything. This is a case of self-defense.

18 May, 2015

Arrest report: mental health issues

Makes Statement

Apperson’s arrest record says he has been dealing with mental health issues, with a police officer saying:

During the investigation, I learned that Apperson has exhibited unusual behavior in which he had recently been admitted to a mental institution. It appears that Apperson has a fixation on Zimmerman and has displayed some signs of paranoia, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Zimmerman’s attorney:

There wasn’t much explanation of Mr. Apperson’s conduct that made sense, the way that Mr. Zimmerman described. If he [Apperson] does have some mental issues I think that might very well go a long way in explaining what was otherwise very bizarre yet very violent behavior.

15 May, 2015

Arrested

Arrest

Apperson  is arrested on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and one count of firing a deadly missile into a vehicle. Apperson turned himself into police and bond is set at $35,000. Police said they determined Apperson fired his gun at Zimmerman without provocation. Zimmerman’s lawyer says Zimmerman was in town for Mother’s Day and was on his way to the doctor when he noticed Apperson following him. He made a U-Turn, and Apperson followed. Then, he said, he caught up with Zimmerman and pulled along side his truck and fired a bullet into the side window. Apperson’s lawyer.

We expected this as Mr. Apperson, under the advice of counsel and exercising his Constitutional right did not provide additional statements to law enforcement. He had already made statements and this is deemed sufficient, as of now. Mr. Zimmerman apparently did make statements and as such, it appears a decision was made to arrest on the basis of Mr. Zimmerman’s statements. That is neither unusual nor was it unexpected.

11 May, 2015

Injured in shooting

Fight

Zimmerman is injured in the face by glass fragments when Apperson shoots through his car windshield, near Lake Mary, Florida. An employee at a nearby business says he was exiting his car after lunch when a man drove up and started yelling about the shooting.

I shot George Zimmerman, call 911. I don’t have a phone.

The man, later identified as Apperson, told him that he and Zimmerman have had three disputes. This time, Zimmerman waved a gun and he man shot at him. Zimmerman did not fire any shots.  Zimmerman is released from the hospital.

24 Mar, 2015

Accuses Obama

Accusation

Zimmerman appears in a video accusing Obama of breaking the law when he tasked the Department of Justice to pursue him:

For him to make incendiary comments, as he did, and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution he, by far, overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects, to where you have an innocent American being prosecuted by the federal government, which should never happen…He held a ceremony at the White House, inviting the Martin-Fulton Family, and stating that they should take the day to reflect upon the fact that all children’s lives matter. Unfortunately for the President, I am also my parents’ child and my life matters as well…The President should have done what he said he was going to do and not interject himself in a local law enforcement matter, or a state matter, and waited until the facts came out. Instead rushing to judgment and making racially charged comments and pitting American against American…He should have taken the high road, given his position, and been an example, been a leader as the President should be and say, ‘let’s not rush to judgment,’ as I’m sure he would want that same luxury afforded to him if he was accused of something.

George Zimmerman: Thanks Obama

24 Feb, 2015

No federal charges

Makes Statement

The Justice Department says its independent investigation finds “insufficient evidence” to charge Zimmerman with federal civil rights violations in the shooting death of Martin. Attorney General Holder says the evidence did not meet the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution. The decision closes the federal investigation.

This young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface. We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.

The Martin family says they are “disappointed” by the decision.

9 Sep, 2014

Road rage

Zimmerman threatens to kill a driver during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, FL.  The man calls the police after Zimmerman pulls alongside him and yells:

Why are you pointing a finger at me? Do you know who I am? I’ll (f***ing) kill you.

4 Mar, 2014

Prosecutor wants her day in court

anr_zimmerman_060713George Zimmerman seeks to end his court battle with the state attorney’s office over payment of his legal fees in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. His suit alleges prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda is guilty of unethical behavior and withholding evidence. Corey opposes the request and Assistant State Attorney Rich Mantei formally requests the judge rule in Corey’s favor or resume the hearing, “to make a complete record and establish the state committed no discovery violations”.

10 Feb, 2014

Boxing match cancelled

Zimmerman’s celebrity boxing match is cancelled after owner, Damon Feldman quits because of threats made against his children. An online streaming service, FilmOn.com is negotiating with Feldman for the rights but nothing has been signed. FilmOn owner, Alki David:

This is going to be like Fight Club … a very bloody event.

4 Feb, 2014

Celebrity boxing match

Rapper DMX is selected out of 15,000 applicants who wants to fight Zimmerman in a ring. Zimmerman trains extensively for the three round fight. DMX:

I am going to beat the living f**k out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f**k him right up. I’d literally piss on George’s face.

18 Nov, 2013

Domestic violence arrest

Zimmerman is arrested after he cocks and points a gun at his girlfriend, shatters a glass table, pushes her out of the house and barricades himself after she orders him to move out. Zimmerman finally surrenders to police and taken to jail where he is being held without bail on domestic violence charges. Girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe:

He’d gone crazy on me.

14 Nov, 2013

Destroys wife’s iPad

Shellie Zimmerman takes a video of George Zimmerman assaulting her and her father. Zimmerman is seen taking his wife’s iPad from her hands, breaking it across his knee and prying it open with a knife before he throws it to the ground. The video from the iPad cannot be extracted and viewed because the device is badly damaged. Secret Service agents:

The board containing the microprocessor was bent and the connections were detached.

Police Work to Extract Video From Zimmerman IPad

22 Aug, 2013

Tours gun factory

zimmerman gunZimmerman tours Kel-Tec, a gun manufacturing company in Cocoa, Florida where he asks legal questions regarding purchasing a tactical shotgun. Lawyer, Mark O’Mara:

Zimmerman must now be protective of his safety because of the threats against him.

22 Jul, 2013

Rescues family in traffic crash

Zimmerman steps in to assist and rescue a family trapped in an overturned truck. The family of four’s vehicle rolls over at Interstate 4 and State Road 46 in Sanford. Deputies:

Zimmerman didn’t witness the crash and left after the first deputy arrived.

9 Jul, 2013

Grand Jury indicts state prosecutor

Angela Corey1A citizens’ Grand Jury in Ocala indicts Angela Corey; they find she falsified the arrest warrant and complaint in the George Zimmerman case to further her own reelection campaign by bowing to the will of black activists. The jury demands Governor Scott recognize the legality of its proceedings and file criminal charges against Corey.

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