What to know about Zimmerman trial

POSTED: 10:18 AM PDT Jun 10, 2013    UPDATED: 08:31 PM PDT Jul 15, 2013 

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.

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An attorney for Martin's family said Martin was on the phone with a 16-year-old friend at the time of the shooting. The girl says she heard someone ask Martin what he was doing and heard Martin ask why the person was following him, according to attorney Benjamin Crump. The girl then got the impression that there was an altercation in which the earpiece fell out of Martin's ear and the connection went dead. Phone records show the girl was on the phone with Martin. (Close to a year later, the girlfriend admitted she lied under oath when she told court prosecutors she was in the hospital the day of Martin's funeral.)


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