What to know about Zimmerman trial

POSTED: 10:18 AM PDT Jun 10, 2013    UPDATED: 09:19 AM 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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One issue discussed quite a bit in the early days of the case was Florida’s "Stand Your Ground" law, but it turns out that won't be the main issue in this case. The 2006 law says people who feel threatened can stand their ground instead of retreating. Zimmerman's lawyers are instead claiming self-defense.


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