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Trayvon Martin murder basis of T.V. show

Planned to air in October

Trice Edney Newswire | 9/12/2013, midnight
Trayvon Martin

The television program “Law and Order: SVU” will air an episode in October based on the murder of an unarmed Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.

Actress Cybill Shepherd, who plays a vigilante character loosely based on Zimmerman, recently filmed a segment of the episode in front of a New York courthouse. Shepherd, ironically, was active in the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tenn.

Meanwhile, Zimmerman visited Kel-Tec, a gun manufacturer in Coca, Fla., where he posed for pictures. Zimmerman apparently wanted to buy a pump-action 12-gauge shotgun. He shot to death the 17 year-old Martin with a 9mm Kel-Tec pistol in February 2012.

Most recently, Zimmerman was involved in an altercation with his estranged wife’s family in Florida, where he allegedly threatened them with a gun and punched his father-in-law.

An all-women jury acquitted Zimmerman of Martin’s murder. Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell recently called the jury’s verdict “questionable” and encouraged Obama to be more vocal about racism in the country.