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Wisconsin Teen's Killer: 'I Would Call It Justice'

John Spooner convicted of killing 13-year-old

(Newser) - Wisconsin 76-year-old John Spooner was convicted this week of killing 13-year-old Darius Simmons in a case that featured questions on George Zimmerman . Now, Spooner has taken the stand as the court examines whether he suffered from insanity during the attack. When he offered his take on the story, jurors were... More »

Zimmerman's Name Uttered in Wisconsin Murder Trial

Potential jurors specifically asked about that case

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's name is popping up again in court—this time in a murder trial in Wisconsin. John Spooner, a 76-year-old white man, is accused of shooting and killing unarmed neighbor Darius Simmons, a 13-year-old black boy, in a case that some are likening to Zimmerman's. (Spooner's... More »

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