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Zimmerman sells gun that killed Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:16 AM, May 18, 2016

TMZ is reporting that George Zimmerman has sold the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin for $120,000.

The outlet says seven bidders participated in the process and that the winner is anonymous per the site’s rules. The sale is pending verification of the winner’s funds.

Zimmerman shot and killed Martin in Florida in February of 2012. Martin was unarmed at the time, carrying only a bag of candy and an iced tea. Zimmerman was ultimately acquitted of second-degree murder in 2013, sparking outrage across the country.




Zimmerman tried to sell the pistol used in the shooting last week on GunBroker.com. The site later took down the posting, saying it wanted “no part in the listing on our website or in any of the publicity it is receiving.” He also put the gun up for sale on United Gun Group, but spam accounts quickly drove up the bidding to north of $65 million.

Zimmerman has also said that he will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale to groups that oppose the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as groups opposing Hillary Clinton.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.