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George Zimmerman (AP Photo)

Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial […]

07/13/2013

George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, with his attorney Mark O'Mara (l-r), during O'Mara's closing arguments in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida. (AP Photo)

Jurors: Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd-degree murder

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – George Zimmerman blinked and barely smiled as a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Supporters of Martin’s family who had gathered outside […]

07/13/2013

George Zimmerman

Jurors in Zimmerman trial have question

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – After deliberating for almost eight hours Saturday, jurors deciding whether George Zimmerman committed a crime when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin stopped their work to ask the judge a question about […]

07/13/2013

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Defense rests case in George Zimerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys have rested their case in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial after calling 18 witnesses over less than a week. Prosecutors now plan to call two rebuttal witnesses. Both sides […]

07/10/2013

George Zimmerman (AP Photo)

Expert: Zimmerman was in worse shape than Martin

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A public safety expert called by the defense says George Zimmerman’s physical capabilities were inferior to those of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Former police officer Dennis Root was called as a witness […]

07/10/2013

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Defense seeks to introduce Trayvon Martin’s texts

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a Florida judge on Tuesday to introduce Trayvon Martin’s text messages and a Facebook posting dealing with fighting as evidence at George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial. As defense […]

07/09/2013

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Dad says he didn’t deny it was Trayvon’s voice

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s father testified Monday that he never denied it was his son’s voice screaming for help on a 911 call, contradicting police officers’ earlier testimony at George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder […]

07/08/2013

Judge Debra Nelson during trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain on trial for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida (AP Photo).

Judge strikes detective statements on Zimmerman

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – A prosecutor in George Zimmerman’s murder trial on Tuesday tried to pick apart the statements of a Sanford Police detective who had been called as a prosecution witness a day before […]

07/02/2013

George Zimmerman (AP Photo)

Police officers testify in George Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial on Monday heard testimony and recordings of the neighborhood watch volunteer describing his fight with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to police and how he feared […]

07/01/2013

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CNN, HLN televising dueling Zimmerman trial shows

NEW YORK (AP) – HLN network chief executive Scot Safon resisted any impulse to call his boss, Jeff Zucker, to say “What are you doing to me?” when he learned that CNN scheduled a nightly […]

07/01/2013

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