Re: The Over and Under for Zimmerman.
posted at 7/12/2013 9:32 PM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to Sistersledge's comment:
I hope the Martin Family is still allowed to take him to civil court though .
Well, many victim's families don't want money as compensation. Many defendant's families don't have any money anyway.
If the guy had to set up a fund to pay for his defense, he likely has far to few assets to make the emotional trauma of yet another trial worthwhile.
True, many defendants do not have any money at the time they are sued.
But civil judgments are good for many years. How many years depends on the state. They also can be renewed.
So, the Martin family can go after Zimmerman for say 20 years if they win a judgment.
Say he wins the lottery. Bingo! There is a big pot of money they are first in line for.
Zimmerman also has to work if he is acquitted. They can go after his wages.
Money will never replace the life he took. But that is all that is left after the civil trial.
With it they could set up a scholarship in the name of Martin. That is what the Carol DiMaiti Stuart family did with monies they received in a settlement from the Charles Stuart estate.