By James Hirsen
Although George Zimmerman is now a free man following his recent acquittal, it is highly likely that in the near future he will once again find himself in a courtroom. Zimmerman may be facing a lawsuit that could lead to a civil trial or a federal prosecution that could result in a civil rights trial. There is even a distinct possibility that he may have to face both.
Trayvon Martin’s parents are most likely looking at a number of legal alternatives that are available to them, which includes the consideration of whether or not to file a wrongful death suit against Zimmerman in civil court.
Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Martin family, actually told ABC’s "This Week" that the Martins "are certainly going to look at that [a civil lawsuit] as an option."
Trayvon’s mother and father have already sought redress in the civil courts. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the parents settled a wrongful death claim against the homeowners association of the subdivision where their son lost his life. [more...]