The man known for his infamous acquittal in the death of teen Trayvon Martin has escaped jail again by pleading no contest before a judge ordered to him 12 months on probation.
Click Orlando reports that George Zimmerman sent threatening messages to a private investigator who took part in a documentary about Trayvon, a 17-year-old Florida teen killed by Zimmerman in 2012, in a Sanford neighborhood. Zimmerman was acquitted of charges related to Trayvon’s death, but the teen’s story left a powerful impact on the nation, prompting production company, The Cinemart, to create a documentary about him.
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According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Zimmerman called victim, Dennis Warren, 55 times and left 36 voicemails, all within the span of nine days. He also sent 67 text messages and 27 emails within the same nine-day span. In one message, Zimmerman told the victim he was “on his way to the inside of a gator.”
“Dennis is a (expletive) who bothered my uncle in his home. Local or former law officer, he’s well on his way to the inside of a gator as well. 10-4?”
According to court documents, the ordeal started when Warren contacted Zimmerman was to ask him if he was interesting in joining the documentary. It’s a request that apparently resulted in Zimmerman threatening Wade to the point that he said he feared for his life.
After Warren later contact authorities about Zimmerman’s behavior, he was instructed to send Zimmerman a message, asking him to stop.
“No! Text me again. I’ll show up at your home you (expletive),” Zimmerman replied back.
When a sergeant who had dealt with Zimmerman in the past attempted to intervene, Zimmerman reportedly called him a “whore,” among other derogatory names.
In addition to 12 months’ probation, Zimmerman was also ordered to pay $763 to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and have no contact with Wade or his wife.
“I’m just hoping and praying that Mr. Zimmerman got the message that words do matter and it will stop and he will stay out of the limelight and do whatever he wants to do in life and leave people alone,” Judge Marke Herr, who presided over the case, said.
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Posted by News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando on Tuesday, November 13, 2018
[Feature Photo: George Zimmerman via AP/Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel, Pool, File]