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To: Uncle Chip

If you want to throw up, read this from Florida News today:

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer last year have settled a wrongful-death claim against the homeowners association of the Florida subdivision where their son was killed.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent.nl/YYnBB7 ) reported Friday that an attorney for Trayvon Martin’s parents — Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin — filed that paperwork in Seminole County and that portions of it were made available for public review Friday.

According to the newspaper, the settlement amount was marked out in five pages that it reviewed. Lower in the agreement, the parties specify that they will keep the amount confidential.

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s parents, declined to comment Friday. He told The Associated Press that the filing was confidential.

A telephone message left Friday evening by AP with the homeowner association’s attorney, Thomas R. Slaten Jr., wasn’t immediately returned.

Martin was fatally shot in February, 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman during a confrontation in a subdivision in Sanford, about 30 miles north of Orlando.

A month-and-a-half delay in Zimmerman’s arrest led to nationwide protests in the racially charged case.

Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s death. Zimmerman claims he was attacked and acted in self-defense, but Martin’s family claims he targeted the unarmed 17-year-old mainly because Martin was black. Zimmerman’s parents are white and Hispanic.

Under the terms of the settlement, Trayvon Martin’s parents and his estate agreed to set aside their wrongful-death claim and claims for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and expenses, the Sentinel reported.

According to a cover page attached to the settlement that was placed in Zimmerman’s criminal case file, copies of the settlement were given Thursday to Zimmerman’s attorney, as well as to the prosecutor and the judge, the newspaper reported.

Crump has previously said he intends to file suit later against Zimmerman, and the settlement specified that Zimmerman was not part of the homeowner association’s deal.


2 posted on 04/06/2013 8:51:13 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Mouton
I skimmed through half a dozen or so recent (less than 20 hours old) news stories on the monthsold settlement. Most of them use the photo of Martin in the red Hollister tee.

It's like Christmas all over again! They (the press) can take thinly-disguised swipes at Zimmerman, as though his side of the story doesn't even exist.

3 posted on 04/06/2013 8:56:27 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Mouton; Cboldt

Cboldt and I have been trying to figure this thing out over here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3004532/posts?page=119#119

It appears that the media has a news blackout on O’Mara’s Writ to a higher court but it has run wild with a filing that nobody has seen and that the Martin attorney has withdrawn.


4 posted on 04/06/2013 9:00:32 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Mouton
I am guessing that the homeowners association insurance company decided to buy off the parents fairly cheaply prior to the trial. They saw how the case was going, weighed the possible outcomes and decided that the guaranteed cost of buying them off for a certain amount before the trial was less than the expected cost of the lawsuit award when they are done railroading Zimmerman. And yes, the money will be gone in a year.

Sybrina and Tracy - parents of the year!

5 posted on 04/06/2013 9:02:43 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Mouton

[[The parents of a teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer last year

The parents of a teenager who tried to murder an innocent neighborhood watch volunteer last year, but paid for his act with his murderous life

There- I fixed the headline-


6 posted on 04/06/2013 9:05:35 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Mouton
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s parents, declined to comment Friday. He told The Associated Press that the filing was confidential.

Then why is he filing it in a public case???

7 posted on 04/06/2013 9:08:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Mouton

[[Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s death. Zimmerman claims he was attacked and acted in self-defense, but Martin’s family claims he targeted the unarmed 17-year-old mainly because Martin was black]]

That’s fine- they’ll need them oeny they get fro mthat lawsuit to pay the ‘wrongful imprisonment’ case agaisnt them and their lawyers

[[A month-and-a-half delay in Zimmerman’s arrest]]

“A month and a half delay in the arrest of someoen found INNOCENT by the police department led to nationwide protests by the black community who typically claimed the case was racially charged - fueld by a president hwo wished to falsely claim it was racially charged in order to whip the black community into a frenzy. Despite ANY evidence to support hteir claim, and DESPITE the clear facts that their son had brutally and with ill intent attacked an innocent civilian for hte purpose of murder- Prosecutors drummed up false chareges agaisnt him nd judges in Florida REFUSED to remove them from the case for prosecutorial misconduct”

Fixed that line too


9 posted on 04/06/2013 9:15:31 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Mouton

I am wondering if Zimmerman is found not guilty, can the Martins go after any money Zimmerman may get from his lawsuits against ABC? Could this end up like the OJ Simpson case where Simpson was found not guilty of murder by the jury but was found guilty in the civil case. Even if Zimmerman is found not guilty of murder, leave it to the Martins to go for any money Zimmerman may get from his lawsuits against his defamers. All the Martins need is the right jury.


20 posted on 04/06/2013 11:33:31 AM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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