The former neighborhood watchman , George Zimmerman,who fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, has been charged with stalking a private investigator working on a Jay-Z documentary about the controversial case.
Dennis Warren was hired by Jay-Z as a private investigator for a documentary about the life Trayvon killed in Florida at the age of 17. The documentary is titled, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, and will premiere on the Paramount Network in July.
But Warren has been receiving death threats from Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, since he took the job. According to court documents, in December Zimmerman called Dennis Warren 55 times and left 36 voicemails, 67 text messages and 27 emails over the span of nine days, NBC reports. The documents show Zimmerman also threatened to feed Warren to an alligator.
A Seminole County sergeant contacted Zimmerman in January in an effort to calm the tension, but Zimmerman ended up screaming at her and calling her a “whore,” police said, according to NBC.
Zimmerman is set to be arraigned on a misdemeanor charge on May 30. He has been involved in several run-ins with the law since he was acquitted of murder in 2013. In 2015, he was arrested for aggravated assault with a weapon but the charges were eventually dropped.