George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, has been charged with stalking a private investigator.
According to the Seminole County Clerk of Court, the Sheriff’s Office investigated Zimmerman over allegations that he stalked Dennis Warren in late December 2017. Investigators handed over their findings in March, and the State Attorney’s Office decided to prosecute. Zimmerman faces misdemeanor stalking charges.
In a Seminole County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies said Warren, a private investigator hired to find people who may be interested in participating in a documentary about Trayvon Martin and his case, was harassed and threatened over email, voicemail and text by Zimmerman.
At least one statement included a threat to feed Warren to an alligator. Between Dec. 16 and Dec. 25, Sheriff’s investigators said Zimmerman sent Warren 55 phone calls, 67 text messages, 36 voicemails and 27 emails.
Zimmerman was served last week and is slated to be arraigned on May 30.