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What to know about Zimmerman trial

Published On: Jun 10 2013 12:18:09 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 11:19:59 AM CDT

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Get up to speed on the key events and issues that have led to this point.

Trayvon Martin crime scene
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Sanford Police Department

On the night of Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman called 911 to report "a suspicious person" in the neighborhood. He is instructed not to get out of his SUV or approach the person. Zimmerman disregarded the instructions. Moments later, neighbors report hearing gunfire. Zimmerman acknowledges that he shot Martin, claiming it was in self-defense. In a police report, Officer Timothy Smith wrote that Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose and back of the head.

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