he Florida man who fired a gunshot at perpetual menace George Zimmerman was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday morning for attempted murder.
Matthew Apperson, 37, had testified that he shot in self-defense after Zimmerman flashed a gun at him during a road rage incident last year. But a jury convicted Apperson last month of attempted second-degree murder, as well as shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault.
Zimmerman testified that Apperson chased him and was shooting to kill.
Twenty years is Florida’s mandatory minimum sentence for shooting at another person with a gun.
But Zimmerman infamously walked free after shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in 2012. Zimmerman, who was a volunteer neighborhood watchman at the time, claimed self-defense and was acquitted.
He has since incessantly bragged about killing the teen, and even auctioned the gun he used in the fatal confrontation, supposedly for US$250,00.