Man Convicted Of Shooting At George Zimmerman’s Car Sentenced To 20 Years

AP

A Florida man convicted of firing at George Zimmerman last year during a road rage incident was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.

A jury found Matthew Apperson guilty of attempted second-degree murder, armed aggravated assault and firing into a vehicle, according to a report by the Orlando Sentinel. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson sentenced Apperson to 20 years in prison.

Apperson was charged in May after shooting at Zimmerman during a traffic run-in. Zimmerman sustained minor facial injuries in the incident.

Zimmerman said on Monday that Apperson showed no regard for human life during the altercation, even seeming joyful at the mistaken thought that he had killed Zimmerman, the Sentinel reported.

Since 2013, when a jury acquitted Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman has had a number of encounters with law enforcement.

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