Zimmerman Insults Trayvon Martin Parents
'They didn't raise their son right,' he says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2016 2:23 AM CDT
Updated May 18, 2016 6:33 AM CDT
In this Nov. 19, 2013, photo, George Zimmerman listens in court in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
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(Newser) – George Zimmerman appears to have decided he hasn't caused enough pain yet to the parents of the teenager he killed four years ago. In an interview with the Daily Beast, Zimmerman said Trayvon Martin's mother and father were bad parents who should "have an internal dialogue to see what they should have done better" in raising their 17-year-old son, whom Zimmerman shot dead during a struggle in Sanford, Fla. "They didn't raise their son right. He attacked a complete stranger and attempted to kill him," he said. "Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin did everything they could to capitalize on [their] son's death. She was never a mother figure to him. Tracy Martin couldn't have cared less about their son. He treated him like a dog without a leash."

Zimmerman, who was controversially acquitted of murder, described the 9mm pistol he's auctioning off as the tool he used to "save my life from a near-death brutal attack." He said he decided to sell the gun after praying, and he plans to use the money to make civilians and law enforcement officers affected by the "fraudulent" Black Lives Matter campaign "wealthy beyond their wildest imaginations." He also plans to fund the fight against "Hillary Clinton's anti-firearm rhetoric," though he told the Daily Beast he'll "have to do a lot of homework" before he decides to endorse Donald Trump. The Orlando Sentinel reports that at UnitedGunGroup.com, where Zimmerman is making a third attempt to sell the gun, bidding is now above $120,000. ("Racist McShootface" was among the bidders at an earlier auction attempt.)