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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Man who shot at George Zimmerman gets 20-year prison term

A Florida man, 37 year old Matthew Apperson, who was convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison. A Seminole County jury found Apperson guilty last month of attempted second-degree murder, armed aggravated assault and shooting into a vehicle during a confrontation in Lake Mary, Fla., in May 2015..
Apperson told authorities he acted in self-defense after Zimmerman threatened him by pointing a gun at him first. Zimmerman countered Apperson's claim, testifying that Apperson pulled up next to his pickup and shot him but that the bullet missed and struck the passenger side window.

Zimmerman suffered minor injuries from the broken glass in the incident.

In an audio recording of a 911 call released by Lake Mary Police in 2015, an unidentified man told a dispatcher:
"A guy just said he had to pull a gun on a guy … he had to shoot at somebody." Questioned further by the dispatcher, the unidentified caller said Apperson was standing by the side of the road nearby. "He's driving an Infinity. He said it was George Zimmerman."
Janet White, Apperson's mother, pleaded with Seminole County Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson to drop the verdict, casting the blame squarely on Zimmerman.
She said:
"We will hold our collective breaths to see what outrageous acts he (Zimmerman) performs next," White told the judge during the hearing.
Apperson's wife, Lisa Apperson, also accused Zimmerman of being the instigator of the incident, claiming her husband's innocence.
His wife told the judge:
Authorities have "given George Zimmerman a golden ticket to go out and do whatever he wants to do."

Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson handed down the state-mandated minimum: 20 years for shooting at another person with a gun.

Moments before Apperson was sentenced, his wife, Lisa, accused the judge of making unfair rulings and allowing an innocent man to go to jail.

This wasn't the first time Zimmerman and Apperson were allegedly involved in an incident together. Back in September 2014, the two men reportedly shouted at each other, with Apperson claiming Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a confrontation in their vehicles.

Apperson, who called the authorities then, decided not to press charges.

Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman acquitted of second-degree murder after fatally shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, has had several brushes with the law since his controversial acquittal.



Source:The Orlando Sentinel

14 comments:

Uju Phil said...

Good for him...

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Fair enough


...merited happiness

Philips choice said...

I smell injustice...

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Let him go and rest der small
Signed
LibBadBoy

Anonymous said...

i would do the world the honour of killing that bastard Zimmerman when the time comes, yall would thank me later.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Na wa o! Linda take note!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wished he actually shot and killed him. I'm sure he will get a taste of his own medicine soon.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good for him

Esther Norah said...

This is d same zimmerman dat killed an unarmed black teenage boy n sold d gun he used to kill him n made so much money. Nw d judge is sentencing anoda person to 20yrs for attempted nt he committed d murder o. Question is why r dey leaving dat zimmerman, seems dey enjoyed d fact dat he killed a black

livingstone chibuike said...

Dats nice

Cure Premature ejaculation the natural way said...

Good.... let his ass rot in jail

Vivian Reginalds said...

justice
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Nonsochi J E said...

@Uju: it is very obvious u dont even know what linda was talking about..

as usual if juliet has no clue, she wld throw nah wa o take note bull scrap on the table. after all this years on linda, u still dont know sup... u need deliverance

Wales_mon said...

Annoyingly, most people dont know who Zimmerman actually is and cos he got shot at are saying the shooter should rot in jail, and it serves him right. if only you lot were educated, you'd probably shoot Zimmerman yourselves..... that ignorant selfish stupid no value for life idiot MF

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