A Florida man was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder for shooting at George Zimmerman in a road rage incident last year.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, Matthew Apperson, 27, was also found guilty of shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm, which he now faces a minimum of 20 years in prison.
However, Apperson maintains he acted out in self-defense, stating that Zimmerman threatened to kill him and flashed a gun at him first. Yet, Zimmerman testified that Apperson initiated the attack, flashing his lights and honking his horn at him. A position the prosecution believes.
“George Zimmerman is no boy scout—I get that, and you get that,” prosecutor Stewart Stone said. “But no matter how you feel about George Zimmerman, he he can still be a victim of a crime, and he was in this case.”
Stone also believed that this incident was sparked from a past run in. Back in the 2014, Apperson allegedly told Zimmerman he was wrong to kill Trayvon, and Zimmerman began threatening and following him, the Sentinel noted.
Apperson will be sentenced October 17. Meanwhile, Zimmerman is allowed to walk free for killing Trayvon Martin.
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