A dog walker, a security camera, a clearer audio on a 911 tape—and we’d be having a very different conversation about the zimmerman trial the conclusions almost tell more about the observers than about the underlying facts. This first week of testimony in the george zimmerman trial has proved to be nothing short of fascinating on one level, the case is simple: if zimmerman had not pursued — some say stalked — trayvon martin that dark, rainy night, martin would still be alive that’s the logical argument the legal one is more complex. Trayvon martin was in the wrong place at the wrong time walking back from a 7-eleven to the sanford, florida townhouse of his father's fiancee on a dark and rainy february evening in 2012, martin aroused the suspicions of neighborhood watch leader george zimmerman, setting in motion a chain of events that led to martin's death and one of the most intensely followed trials of the twenty-first. George zimmerman auctioning off gun used to kill trayvon martin george zimmerman is trying to sell the gun he killed unarmed teenager trayvon martin with zimmerman shot martin in 2012, but was later acquitted on the basis of self-defense mark strassmann has more.
George zimmerman's defense team says civil proceedings could risk damaging the memory of trayvon martin, since evidence that did not make it into the criminal trial could be presented mark o'mara and don west speak with don dahler about whether their client should continue to carry the weapon that killed trayvon martin.
The zimmerman trial is a trial that never should have happened on february 24, 2015, the justice department, after interviewing 75 witnesses, closed its investigation into the trayvon martin killing without filing any federal charges. Sanford, fla — george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot trayvon martin, an unarmed black teenager, igniting a national debate on racial profiling and civil rights, was found not guilty late saturday night of second-degree murder. [update: on saturday, july 13th, george zimmerman was acquitted and left the courtroom in florida as a free man] a three-week long legal spectacle involving life-size human cutouts, a block of. Zimmerman asks that the police call him upon their arrival so he can provide his location zimmerman ends the call at 7:13 pm the first police officer arrived on the scene at 7:17 pm , by which time trayvon martin was already dead.
Zimmerman, injured during the encounter, claimed self-defense in the confrontation in a widely reported trial, zimmerman was charged with murder for martin's death, but acquitted at trial on self-defense grounds. Read more of our coverage of the george zimmerman trial and trayvon martin above: george zimmerman arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments photograph by joe burbank/getty.