Key Players: Gladys Zimmerman
Background: Gladys is George Zimmerman's mother. She was a physical education teacher before working as a deputy court clerk in Virginia.
Involvement in the case: One year after Zimmerman was arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Gladys penned a letter thanking the family's supporters, criticizing the media and saying that the "truth will finally be revealed to many" in court. She also started an online fund along with her husband, Robert Zimmerman Sr., to help pay for her husband's medical bills and their relocation.