Man who shot at George Zimmerman convicted of attempted murder

Man who shot at George Zimmerman convicted of attempted murder

Matthew Apperson, the man who shot at George Zimmerman last May, has been convicted of attempted second-degree murder. From CNN:

Matthew Apperson, 27, also was found guilty of shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm, Michelle Kennedy, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial Circuit, said.

A jury deliberated for four hours. Apperson will be sentenced October 17.


As Jazz Shaw pointed out last year when this incident first became news, liberal website all reported the story with some variation of the headline “George Zimmerman involved in shooting.” That’s strictly true but today’s verdict clarifies he was involved as the victim of an attempted murder. As Assistant State Attorney Stewart Stone said, “no matter how you feel about George Zimmerman, he he can still be a victim of a crime, and he was in this case.”

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