George Zimmerman suing family of Trayvon Martin for $100 million


The man acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida is now suing Martin's family and others involved in his case for $100 million.

George Zimmerman was arrested and charged in 2012 for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder the following year but now six years later, he is suing the Martin family, prosecutors in the case, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for defamation.

According to the suit filed in the 10th Judicial Circuit, Zimmerman's attorneys claim the parties violated Zimmerman's constitutional rights by "conspiring to switch and/or cover up the identity of Defendant Eugene who was the real phone witness to the events prior to Trayvon Martin's death by substituting an imposter and fake witness."

The suit also targets publisher HarperCollins for defamation in publishing a book in October.

Zimmerman is seeking $100 million in addition to court and attorney's fees.

See the lawsuit below orCLICK HERE.

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