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Trayvon Martin’s Parents File For Damages

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) –

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Court documents show Trayvon Martin’s mother is asking for at least $75,000 from the homeowners’ association of the gated community where her teenage son was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

Sybrina Fulton also has asked for an undisclosed amount of money from a state fund set up to help crime victims with things like funeral expenses and counseling, according to state documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Court documents filed last week by the gated community’s insurance company show that Fulton filed a claim related to her son’s death. The policy has a $1 million limit on payouts.

Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America asked a judge in the court papers to relieve the insurer of its duty to defend the claim.

In the meantime, a week after George Zimmerman rolled out a revamped website, his parents unveiled their own website, detailing in voluminous detail the upheaval and death threats suffered by three generations of the family after their son, 28, shot and killed Trayvon Martin, 17, on Feb. 26.

The younger Zimmerman’s website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com, is an open appeal for donations to help pay for his legal fees, security and living expenses, and a forum to try to offer an unfiltered account of who George Zimmerman is.

The parents’ site, called robertandgladys.com aims to counter the way their son has been “savagely portrayed in the media,” and has a tab asking for contributions to their “greatly increased living expenses.”

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