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George Zimmerman: Trayvon's Parents 'Didn't Raise Their Son Right'

George Zimmerman: Trayvon's Parents 'Didn't Raise Their Son Right'
George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for the lunch break during the 20th day of his trial in Seminole circuit court, July 8, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. (Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 May 2016 12:55 PM

George Zimmerman insulted Trayvon Martin's parents in a new interview with The Daily Beast this week, and expressed no remorse for fatally shooting their 17-year-old son in 2012.

“They didn’t raise their son right. He attacked a complete stranger and attempted to kill him,” Zimmerman told the news site in an article published Tuesday. “Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin did everything they could to capitalize on her son’s death. She was never a mother figure to him. Tracy Martin couldn’t have cared less about their son. He treated him like a dog without a leash.”

The former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin in a gated Florida community.

On Tuesday, Zimmerman put the 9mm handgun he used to kill Martin up for auction on UnitedGunGroup.com. Bidding ended at $138,900, with a user named "John Smith" placing the final bid before the auction closed, The Orlando Sentinel reported. The newspaper noted that it is unclear whether the final bid was legitimate or if the sale was finalized.

The Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol was listed on GunBroker.com last week, but the listing was later pulled, The Sentinel said. A similar listing on United Gun Group was pulled on Saturday after bogus bidders drove up the price to more than $66 million.

In the interview with The Daily Beast, Zimmerman also defended his attempts to seek $100,000 to sell the gun as a symbol of American history, saying he initially wanted to keep the gun.

“If I have to live my life and if I have to go about my business as a normal person, then I would do that. However, I’m not afforded that luxury anymore,” he told The Daily Beast. “You guys. The media. The masses. The Fulton-Martin family. They took that from me.”

Twitter users lashed out at the media for publishing Zimmerman's comments.











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