Trayvon Martin’s Parents Awarded Over $1 Million In Wrongful Death Claim Settlement

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A small piece of justice for Trayvon Martin’s parents…

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Awarded $1 Million In Wrongful Death Claim

While the trial of self-appointed neighborhood watchdog George Zimmerman, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last February, has yet to begin, Trayvon’s parents have managed to settle a separate claim against the homeowners association of Sanford, FL.

via Chicago Tribune

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.

Under the terms of the settlement, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and his estate, agreed to set aside their wrongful death claim and claims for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and expenses.

When asked during an earlier interview whether the amount was higher than $1 million, Crump said: “I have no comment on that subject…I know you did not get that from me.”

This is a small amount in comparison to what these parents have been through.

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