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George Zimmerman’s mom is speaking out

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It’s been one year since George Zimmerman was arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Now, Zimmerman’s mother is speaking out.

His mother, Gladys wrote a scathing letter to the public saying her son was arrested simply to “placate the masses”.

Authorities say Zimmerman, who was a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot the unarmed teen in Florida last February.

Zimmerman claims it was self-defense.

He is charged with second-degree murder in martin’s death.