George Zimmerman testified on September 1
George Zimmerman was charged with molesting and harassing a private investigator who contacted him for a documentary had a series on Trayvon Martin, the black teenager Zimmerman shot in February 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
The charges brought to Zimmerman by a summons on Thursday allege that he "deliberately, maliciously and repeatedly" cyber-spoken and harassed the private investigator who had contacted Zimmerman in September for Michael Gasparro, who starred in the film series alongside rapper Jay -Z according to court documents produced.
The private detective told Seminole County Sheriff Office delegates that he sent them Zimmerman wrote a text message and left him a mailbox last September explaining the film series and asking Zimmerman if he wanted to join. The private investigator also gave Zimmerman Gasparro's number, and Zimmerman called Gasparro shortly thereafter. According to court documents, they chatted about the documentary film, which was about Martin's life and death, arresting Zimmerman, and being charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury on July 13, 2013.
Outside the original text and voicemail, the private investigator made no further attempts to speak or meet with Zimmerman.
Then, on December 13, Zimmermann's private investigator heard. Gasparro called the private detective to inform him that Zimmerman was "extremely excited" and sent threats to Gasparro under the search warrant.
The private detective is a [expletive] who cheated on my uncle in his house. Local OR Former Justice Officer He is also on his way to becoming an alligator. 10-4? Zimmerman wrote to Gasparro after the search warrant.
A few days later, Zimmerman began contacting the private investigator directly, sending about 21 phone calls, 38 text messages and seven voicemails in just over 2 1/2 hours. The threats included expressions of force and statements such as "I'll see you before you realize it," as the arrest warrant demands, and the private detective, who cared about his safety and that of his family, contacted the sheriff's office.
One MP wrote in the arrest warrant that he sent a single text message to private detective Zimmerman ordering him to stop contacting him – and if he did not, the private detective would involve law enforcement officials.
The private investigator sent the message the Zimmerman replied "no!" and "tracking costs," according to the search request. "text me again, I'll come to you Home [expletive] !!! "
The private investigator told MPs that Zimmerman had sent him a link to a news article on TheBlast.com quoted as saying," I know how to deal with people who interact with I've been together since February 2012. "The comment was a nod to Martin's murder.
The article also quotes Zimmerman as saying, "Every one of the f *** ss An alligator is fed with my parents." It was not Zimmerman's first alligator-related threat against someone involved with the documentary: He made a similar threat to Jay-Z himself.
"What I said I would be hitting him as if I were Solange, and he would come out of the south side of an alligator when he comes to Florida and disturbs my family "Zimmerman told Orlando Sentinel in December. He noted that Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyoncé – who is married to Jay-Z – was caught in an elevator surveillance video that hit Jay-Z after the 2014 Met Gala.
Between December 16, 2017 and Christmas Day, the private investigator received 55 phone calls, 67 text messages, 36 voicemails and 27 emails from Zimmerman, according to the search warrant. This led Sheriff Sgt. Shannon Seiple – who had previously met Zimmerman – to call him on January 3 to confirm that the calls and messages came from him.
Zimmerman answered and asked, "Who is this?" According to the search request. Seiple identified himself, whereupon Zimmerman replied, "You [expletive] what do you want!" And "What do you call me for you [expletive]!" According to the search request. Seiple explained that she was calling Zimmerman for phone calls to the private detective. Zimmerman "continued screaming screams," according to the search warrant.
"You are the [expletive] blonde [expletive] who arrested me on Samantha!" Zimmermann allegedly told Seiple. "You've been involved with me since Martinskind!"
The sheriff's deputies confirmed that Zimmerman was on the phone and requested that he be charged with court records.
Since his acquittal in 2013, Zimmerman has been involved in public controversy. An example came in October 2015, when he retweeted a photo of Trayvon Martin's slain body. The original tweet read, "Z-man is a one-man army." After media outrage, Zimmerman claimed that he did not know the tweet contained a photograph, according to Travis M. Andrews of the Washington Post.