George Zimmerman And Trayvon Martin’s Family Clash On Arrest Anniversary

Source: Lauren Effron / ABC News

The parents of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin clashed with emotional statements today, the one year anniversary of the Zimmerman’s arrest for shooting the unarmed Florida teenager.

Zimmerman’s mother Gladys Zimmerman posted a two page letter online saying that her son was innocent and was arrested “solely to placate the masses.”

Hours later, Martin’s family and lawyer issued their own letter, stating the Gladys Zimmerman’s remarks were “disingenuous and disrespectful to the very system that is currently affording him every available opportunity to defend himself.”

The case has drawn white hot passions since Zimmerman, a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood watch captain shot and killed Martin on Feb. 26, 2012 after telling police that he suspected the unarmed teenager was acting suspiciously.

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