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June 28th, 2013
06:39 AM ET

Contentious testimony for star witness in Zimmerman trial – George Howell reports

Testimony resumes today in murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, charged with the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

But many are still talking about the dramatic, sometimes contentious debate between the prosecution's star witness and the defense team trying to discredit her.

CNN's George Howell is covering the trial and has the latest.

June 27th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

Martin friend takes stand in murder trial – George Howell reports

A key witness tells her story in day three of the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, charged with killing her unarmed friend Trayvon Martin.

Rachel Jeantel was on the phone with Martin just before he was fatally shot.

CNN's George Howell is in Sanford, Florida with details from the court.

June 26th, 2013
06:50 AM ET

Graphic testimony and pictures in day two of trial of Zimmerman trial – George Howell reports

Day two of the George Zimmerman murder trial in Florida included graphic testimony about the murder scene and images not previously made public of the teenager dead on the ground.

CNN’s George Howell is covering the trial.

“It was too much for Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton,” Howell says. “The parents of Trayvon Martin had to leave the courtroom, leaving jurors and the public to see…the lifeless body of their 17 year old son.”

June 10th, 2013
06:41 AM ET

George Zimmerman trial begins today with jury selection – George Howell reports

FROM CNN WIRES:

 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.

READ MORE: Self-defense or murder? George Zimmerman goes on trial

May 24th, 2013
09:05 AM ET

George Zimmerman's lawyers release evidence to possibly be used in defense of client – David Mattingly reports

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.”


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
July 19th, 2012
08:15 AM ET

Will George Zimmerman's interview hurt his defense at trial? Criminal defense attorney Midwin Charles weighs in

Criminal defense attorney Midwin Charles on how George Zimmerman's first interview could be used against him in court.


Filed under: George Zimmerman • Trayvon Martin
June 22nd, 2012
02:03 PM ET

Does George Zimmerman's story add up? Defense attorney Midwin Charles looks at the differences between 911 call and reenactment of Trayvon Martin shooting

Defense attorney Midwin Charles compares audio from a 911 call to a new video of George Zimmerman reenacting Trayvon Martin shooting.


Filed under: George Zimmerman • Trayvon Martin
April 24th, 2012
11:20 AM ET

Will Sanford politics affect the criminal and civil rights case in the Trayvon Martin shooting? Attorney Midwin Charles explains

Criminal defense attorney Midwin Charles on how Sanford politics could affect the George Zimmerman case.


Filed under: George Zimmerman • Trayvon Martin
April 23rd, 2012
07:40 AM ET

Martin family attorney Daryl Parks says Martins 'devastated' over George Zimmerman's release on bond

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.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 13th, 2012
11:39 AM ET

TruTV's Beth Karas says Feds could back off civil rights allegations against Zimmerman

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.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
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