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Jury instructions at center of Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. — Despite a clamoring by some for a conviction against George Zimmerman, jurors acquitted the former neighborhood watch leader of all charges, leaving many Americans to wonder how the justice system allowed him to walk away from the ...

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Closing arguments start in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman profiled 17-year-old Trayvon Martin assuming he was up to no good, and that led to the Miami teen’s death, a prosecutor said Thursday in closing arguments of the neighborhood watch volunteer’s second-degree murder trial. “A ...

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Social media infiltrates Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. — Trayvon Martin’s fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn’t arrested for weeks — a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated ...

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Judge allows school records in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors on Wednesday presented evidence about George Zimmerman’s work in a college criminal justice course, which they say shows the neighborhood watch volunteer knew about Florida’s self-defense law and had aspirations of becoming a police officer. Zimmerman ...

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Zimmerman judge considers allowing voice experts

SANFORD, Fla. — An expert hired by an Orlando newspaper testified Friday that screams for help on 911 calls don’t match neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman’s voice. Tom Owen testified on the second day of a hearing that will determine ...

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George Zimmerman won’t seek immunity hearing

SANFORD, Florida — The former neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting a Florida teenager told a judge Tuesday that he agrees with his defense attorneys’ decision not to seek an immunity hearing under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense ...

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Trayvon Martin’s mother seeks money from HOA, state fund

ORLANDO, Fla. — 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 ...

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