- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Last week, George Zimmerman made headlines with his attempt to auction the pistol that he discharged the evening of Feb. 26, 2012, ending the life of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. In July 2013, a jury acquitted Mr. Zimmerman on charges of manslaughter and second-degree murder.

On Wednesday, Mr. Zimmerman is making waves once again in an interview with the Daily Beast, saying that Trayvon’s father Tracy “couldn’t have cared less” about his son and “treated him like a dog without a leash.”

Responding to criticism about auctioning his 9mm pistol online, Mr. Zimmerman defended the sale saying, “If it was a stick or mace, it’s the one tool I had that prevented Trayvon from killing me.” Mr. Zimmerman went on to blame Trayvon’s parents and the media for keeping him in the national spotlight.

“I’m not afforded that luxury anymore,” he complained. “You guys. The media. The masses. The Fulton-Martin family. They took that from me.”

While an Internet troll naming him or herself Racist McShootface posted a $65 million bid last week, Mr. Zimmerman tells the Daily Beast, “One of the firmest offers I have with verified assets is $100,000.”




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