Latest George Zimmerman News

Mother of Trayvon Martin announces run for local office

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke to supporters Monday at a small event space tucked away...

Trayvon Martin's mom announces run for office in Miami

May. 19, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami. The Miami Herald reports Sybrina Fulton will be entering the race to join the 13-member board of Miami-Dade County commissioners. Fulton said in a Saturday...

Court: Homeowner should get new trial in unarmed man's death

May. 7, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1 decision, the...

George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

Apr. 20, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder. An emailed statement from Tinder cited users' safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile. An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing...