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Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin reportedly sold for $250,000

In this June 28, 2013, file photo, Sanford police officer Timothy Smith holds up the gun that was used to kill Trayvon Martin.
In this June 28, 2013, file photo, Sanford police officer Timothy Smith holds up the gun that was used to kill Trayvon Martin. AP

George Zimmerman told KTNV reporters he accepted a $250,000 bid for the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin.

Roughly seven verified users participated in the bidding war, according to reports from TMZ. Zimmerman had to verify the winner and his or her funds to finalize the sale because of the auction site’s rules.

Zimmerman, then a neighborhood crime watch captain, shot and killed Martin with the 9 mm pistol in February, 2012. Martin, 17, was unarmed and carrying a bag of candy. The incident and Zimmerman’s eventual acquittal of second-degree murder in July 2013 sparked outrage across the country.

Zimmerman initially posted the pistol for sale on GunBroker.com, but the sale was pulled a day later. The website said in a statement it wanted “no part” in the firearm sale. Zimmerman then placed the gun for sale on UnitedGunGroup.com later that day.

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