A Florida man who shot at the infamous George Zimmerman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted Murder Monday. (Oct. 17)
Matthew Apperson, 37, claims he shot at Zimmerman in self-defense last year in a road rage incident gone awry. Zimmerman and Apperson both accused the other of starting the feud.
Apperson claims he feared for his life because of Zimmerman’s intimidating personality. However, a Seminole County jury didn’t buy his defense, and convicted him last month of second-degree attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault.
The Internet seemed to be equally confused by Apperson’s sentencing and in true Internet fashion, expressed themselves in 140 characters.
When the headline starts with “George Zimmerman” but doesn’t end with “is dead” pic.twitter.com/OJbLFdKniv
— #BERNIEFACTS (@Bernie_Facts) October 17, 2016
Let’s hope the man who shot at George Zimmerman spends the 20 years he was sentenced to in prison thinking about ways to improve his aim.
— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) October 17, 2016
Zimmerman testified Apperson was elated when he thought he killed him in May of 2015. He also said Apperson shot at him without provocation. In Florida, 20 years is the mandatory minimum for shooting at another person with a gun.
…but Zimmerman was found not guilty for killing Trayvon Martin in 2012 though?