The man convicted of trying to kill George Zimmerman was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a judge Monday, despite arguments from his mother and wife that his trial was unfair.
“On count one, I will adjudicate you guilty and sentence you to 20 years in the Department of Corrections,” Judge Debra Nelson told Matthew Apperson.
Lisa Apperson, Matthew Apperson’s wife, complained that the media had painted her husband as a monster.
Speaking after the sentencing hearing, Lisa Apperson said she was disappointed in the 20-year prison sentence.
She also accused many witnesses of lying during her husband’s trial, saying it was “disturbing” to see the “amount of perjury.”
“I can’t wrap my head around all of it,” she said. “The lies, the things people have held onto, it’s just so much injustice and it’s such a shame.”
Apperson was given credit for more than 400 days that he has already spent in jail.