SANFORD - Trayvon Martin´s parents have settled a wrongful death claim for an amount believed to be more than $1 million against the homeowners association of the Sanford subdivision where their teenage son was killed. Their attorney, Benjamin Crump, filed that paperwork at the Seminole County Courthouse, a portion of which was made public today. In the five pages of the settlement that were available for public review, the settlement amount had been marked out. Lower in the agreement, the parties specified that they would keep that amount confidential. When asked during an earlier interview whether the amount was
Much as we (rightfully) blame Trayvon for his demise, his death is NOT "the best thing that ever happened to them!" meaning the parents. A little empathy is warranted. There, but for the grace of God...
In a way, I hope Zimmerman goes to trial and it all comes out what a lowlife Martin was. A friend sent me a picture the other day of Martin just before he died and he did not look like the picture that the LSM have been showing of that innocent looking 13 yr old. This picture was of Martin with tatoos all over. He looked more like a thug than an angel. If Zimmerman hadn´t killed him, someone else probably would have. He did not look like the type of kid who was destined for a long life.
Some months ago theconservativetreehouse.com connected a lot of dots (from sources documented and linked) that revealed Trayvon was not living with either his mother Sybrina nor father Tracy when he went north with his father to visit his (pregnant) "fiancee" Brandi. Neither Tracy nor Brandi was there the night Trayvon was shot. It is believed that they didn´t find out until they returned in the morning.
Interesting (and long) is this piece from theconservativetreehouse.com about Trayvon and his parents and what was going on during that last school year when he - before the school year was completed - was absent for 53 days. And in trouble with the school police.
This article even speculates that Trayvon may have been removed from his mother´s home as part of a "diversion" project that was big in Dade County at the time.
Insurance Claim?? I thought Obama-lovers like these two dont believe in whitey´s insurance industry? But the grifters gladly and greedily take the money for their thug delinquent son who was justifiaby shot in a struggle for the gun?
I wonder how the parents can claim a wrongful death suit when the case hasn´t even gone to trisl yet? We don´t know if the son´s death was ruled wrongful or justified. What happens if the death was ruled justifiable?
Crump asked that the agreement remain confidential. However, the court has decided that there is no reason for the agreement to remain confidential, and is giving Crump 10 days to appeal that decision.
We have learned, that the homeowners association´s insurance company did not have to pay out a claim on the case.
I´ve often wondered if Zimmerman´s defense attorney was aware of the info on conservativetreehouse. I found that blog right after it happened and was following it for awhile. Wow there is some damaging info against that thug treyvon. It had always upset me the way that posted that 12 year old picture instead of the gold tooth thug he really was. These parents are the worst of the worst and don´t deserve a dime. This has been a racial showdown from the beginning.
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