US not filing federal charges against George Zimmerman

2015-02-25 05:00

George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in 2012, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department has said.

Echoes of Zimmerman expected in US trial

2014-02-02 21:27

A white software developer is about to go on trial in Florida in the death of a black teenager - in a case that raises comparisons to the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.

George Zimmerman released from jail

2013-11-20 13:28

George Zimmerman has been released from jail pending arraignment on the latest charges against him: aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.

Trayvon Martin shooter arrested after disturbance

2013-11-18 22:10

Officials say George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer acquitted in the death of a teenager, has been arrested following a disturbance call from a house in Florida.

Trayvon shooter allegedly threatens wife with gun

2013-09-10 09:01

The estranged wife of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the shooting death of a black teenager, has called police officers saying her husband threatened her and her father with a gun.

Zimmerman will ask state to pay some bills

2013-08-28 12:02

George Zimmerman's attorney says that he is going to ask the state of Florida to pay for some of his client's non-lawyer legal bills, including for experts, printing and court reporters.

Zimmerman 'got away with murder': Juror

2013-07-26 08:25

A juror on the six-woman panel that acquitted US neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin says he "got away with murder".

Jamie Foxx backs Trayvon's mom 'forever'

2013-07-21 17:51

Jamie Foxx says he'll stand with Trayvon Martin's mom "forever", because she's said his death was never about race.

New protests over Trayvon Martin verdict

2013-07-20 18:03

Civil rights groups have mobilised for protests in cities across the United States amid charged emotions over the not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Singer shoved after slain teen dedication

2013-07-17 19:49

RnB singer Lester Chambers is recovering from injuries he suffered after a woman leaped onto the stage and shoved him when he dedicated a song to slain teenager Trayvon Martin.


Zimmerman escapes fresh assault charges

2015-01-31 11:35

George Zimmerman, who was cleared two years ago of murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in a case that fuelled debate about racism in the US, won't face charges over recent allegations of assault, according to reports.

Zimmerman had 5 guns, ammo when arrested

2013-11-26 21:20

Court documents have shown that the former neighbourhood watchman involved in a high-profile shooting had five guns and 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him.

Zimmerman 'pointed gun at girlfriend'

2013-11-19 13:29

George Zimmerman has been charged with assault after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities say.

Spike Lee wants Zimmerman tweet lawsuit tossed out

2013-11-14 19:00

Director Spike Lee is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Florida couple who say he mistakenly retweeted their address as the home of neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Trayvon Martin killer's wife seeks divorce

2013-09-06 09:10

The wife of the neighborhood watch volunteer controversially acquitted of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin has filed for divorce, US media reports say.

Speeding Zimmerman had gun when stopped

2013-08-01 12:01

George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watchman who shot dead unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, had a gun in his truck when he was pulled over in Texas, footage shows.

Verdict will not define Trayvon: Father

2013-07-25 11:59

Trayvon Martin's father has told US lawmakers that the not-guilty verdict in the high-profile murder trial will not define his dead son, saying the case sparked a needed conversation about race.

Jay Z and Beyonce join Trayvon protesters

2013-07-20 22:58

Superstar couple Jay Z and Beyonce have joined protesters across the United States as anger continues to simmer over a not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon's mother felt 'disgust'

2013-07-18 18:47

The mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by George Zimmerman, says she was "stunned" when a jury found her son's killer not guilty.

US: More anti-Zimmerman protests vowed

2013-07-17 10:49

Activists say they are planning vigils and rallies in 100 US cities to press the government to bring charges against George Zimmerman, who has been acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

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