Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Man who shot at George Zimmerman gets 20 years

Monday, October 17, 2016 15:48
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Matthew Apperson reacts to testimony from George Zimmerman during a September court hearing in Sanford, Florida. (Photo: Joe Burbank/Associated Press)

Matthew Apperson reacts to testimony from George Zimmerman during a September court hearing in Sanford, Florida. (Photo: Joe Burbank/Associated Press)

The man convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to local reports on Monday.

A Seminole County jury found Matthew Apperson, 37, guilty last month of attempted second-degree murder, armed aggravated assault and shooting into a vehicle, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

For the sentencing, a state judge handed Apperson the mandatory minimum for shooting at another person.

Apperson shot at Zimmerman on May 11, 2015, as the two men drove beside each other in separate vehicles. Apperson told police that Zimmerman had pointed a gun at him first, but Zimmerman told jurors that was a lie.

The bullet shattered the passenger-side window of Zimmerman’s truck and lodged in the frame above the driver’s window. He suffered minor injuries from glass or metal fragments.

On Sept. 9, 2014, the two men shouted at each other from separate vehicles. Apperson accused Zimmerman of threatening him and called the authorities but did not prosecute.

Zimmerman has been the subject of numerous legal conflicts including alleged domestic assaults since his 2013 acquittal of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The post Man who shot at George Zimmerman gets 20 years appeared first on Guns.com.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.