Self-defense or murder?
That's the question at the heart of the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Monday marks the start of jury selection in Seminole County, Florida, where Martin was fatally shot on February 26, 2012. (...)
An initial decision not to pursue charges against Zimmerman led to the dismissal of the town's police chief and the appointment of a special prosecutor, who accused the neighborhood watch volunteer of unjustly profiling and killing Martin.
Zimmerman now faces a second-degree murder charge in Martin's death. He has pleaded not guilty and is currently free on $1 million bond.
New developments in the Trayvon Martin case give a possible glimpse into how George Zimmerman’s lawyers intend to defend their client. David Mattingly has more on the story. “His attorneys are making it clear,” Mattingly says. “If prosecutors try to attack George Zimmerman's character, they're prepared to do the same with Trayvon Martin.”
Criminal defense attorney Midwin Charles on how George Zimmerman's first interview could be used against him in court.
Defense attorney Midwin Charles compares audio from a 911 call to a new video of George Zimmerman reenacting Trayvon Martin shooting.
Criminal defense attorney Midwin Charles on how Sanford politics could affect the George Zimmerman case.
Martin family attorney Daryl Parks says his clients are devastated over George Zimmerman's release on bond over the weekend. Parks also says the bond hearing was not the proper place for Zimmerman's apology and why the Martin family felt the apology was insincere and self-serving.
TruTV's Beth Karas says fede will probably back off on civil rights allegations made against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting after the state’s assessment that the word "punks" was used on a 911 call instead of a racial slur.
Zoraida spoke with former Florida Judge Phyllis Kotey about the Trayvon Martin case and newly released details from the prosecution's affidavit. Kotey says there is still a possibility that the case could be dropped due to the stand-your-ground defense.
Former Florida Judge Phyllis Kotey on factors a judge would weigh to potentially grant bail to George Zimmerman.
GlobalGrind.com's Michael Skolnik on the Martin family response to charges filed against George Zimmerman. He also explains how the family is coping with the media spotlight on the case.