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Topic - Shawn Tyson
Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin and neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman had a confrontation on a dark street in Sanford, Fla., last month. There was a fight, and Mr. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, fatally shot Trayvon, who was black.
In a case that generated blaring tabloid headlines in the U.K. press, a Florida teen is facing life in prison without parole for murdering two young British tourists who got lost and wandered into a housing project where their convicted killer lived.
"Since you ain't got no money, then I have something for your ass," Tyson recounted to a witness, then added that he shot the men several times.
Witnesses testified that Tyson told them he saw two "crackers" — a derogatory term for white people — walking through the neighborhood and that he intended to rob them.