At least as far as the state goes, this seems pretty standard:
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, court documents show.
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.
In murder cases in California, it is standard for victims’ families to have funeral expenses and related costs to be compensated from a state fund paid for by assessments on convicted criminals. The claim against the homeowners’ association strikes me as more dubious, but not completely surprising.