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Saturday April 6, 2013

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

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Parents of slain African-American teen, Trayvon Martin, have settled a wrongful death suit for a reported $1 million with the homeowners association where the 17-year-old was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February, 2012.

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin sued the Retreat at Twin Lakes homeowner’s association in Sanford, Florida where Zimmerman was a resident and neighborhood watch captain. 

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the settlement is “thought to be more than $1 million.”  A portion of the settlement documents were made available for public viewing.

The shooting incident sparked outrage across the country due to the fact Martin was not armed at the time of his death.  Zimmerman, a multi-racial Hispanic American, claimed he acted in self-defense. He was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder. His trial is set to begin in June.

There is speculation Martin’s parents will file a civil suit against Zimmerman once the criminal trial concludes.