Man Who Shot At George Zimmerman Sentenced to 20 Years In Prison

It seems like every other month, George Zimmerman, who is probably in the top 5 of the most-hated people on Earth, is in the news for something. If he’s not caught bragging about shooting unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he’s on the receiving end of someone’s assault or attempted murder on him.

This time it’s the latter. You may remember back in 2015, there was an incident in Sanford, Fl. where a man shot at Zimmerman while he was in his car as the two drove down the same street. The man who fired the gun was 38-year-old Matthew Apperson, who was found guilty last month of second-degree attempted murder, armed aggravated assault and shooting into a vehicle.

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Today, Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson sentenced Apperson to the state mandated minimum of 20 years for shooting a gun at another person.

Apperson told police Zimmerman pointed his gun at him first, but Zimmerman denied that claim on the witness stand. A single shot was fired by Apperson shattering the passenger side window of Zimmerman’s truck.

Many on social media are bringing up the fact Apperson is being sent to jail for attempted murder, while Zimmerman walked free when he did in fact, commit murder.


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Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.