Friday, April 12, 11:16 a.m. EDT: George Zimmerman’s lawyer asks a judge to unseal settlement documents: An attorney for George Zimmerman on Thursday filed a motion requesting the release of details surrounding a confidential agreement recently reached between Trayvon Martin’s family and the homeowners association of the Sanford, Fla., subdivision where he shot and killed the teen last year, according to WPTV Channel 5. Zimmerman’s lawyers argue that the agreement, reportedly reached for more than $1 million, could show whether the parents have a bias if they are called as witnesses.
Friday, April 12, 7:58 a.m. EDT: Zimmerman’s mom writes open letter: George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman, has tweeted a two-page letter penned by his mother, Gladys. In it she calls today, the anniversary of her son’s arrest for the murder of Trayvon Martin, a reminder of “the day the justice system failed us as Americans.” Seemingly believing that it was unjust for a man who admitted to killing an unarmed teenager to face murder charges, she blames “the media with the help of social media” for all that, in her view, went wrong. The letter does not mention Trayvon or his family.
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