Trayvon Martin

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George Zimmerman is seen defending his shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a new video his attorney posted online Monday.  

A Central Florida jury acquitted the neighborhood watchman of murder in the 2012 killing, and just last month, the U.S. Justice Department said it lacks evidence to prosecute him for a hate crime.

In the video, Zimmerman's lawyer, Howard Iken, asks whether he regrets the shooting.

"Do you wish it had turned out different?" Iken asked.

Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

On a recent morning, Jonel Edwards spoke with a group of Jacksonville youth. Behind her, a giant screen flashed pictures of young brown faces.

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The parents of two teenagers whose killings are at the center of the debate on Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law offered testimony today at a hearing before an international human rights commission.

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A painting of an American flag with text from the Pledge of Allegiance created by former Sanford neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is up for auction on Ebay with a current bid of $99,966 with four days left as of Dec. 17. (Disclaimer: Link contains language that some may find offensive)

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Michael Dunn, the man charged in the shooting death of Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis, is in court this week for two final days of pre-trial hearings.

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MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend said in a sworn statement she did not want to pursue the case.

State Attorney Phil Archer in Seminole County said in a statement Wednesday that Samantha Scheibe's decision not to cooperate and the lack of other corroborating evidence made a successful prosecution unlikely.

The police chief in Sanford, Fla., where neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012, will unveil rules next week that stress "volunteers are not to carry guns and not to follow suspects," our colleagues at Orlando's WMFE report.

the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, asking a panel of U.S. Senators to amend Stand Your Ground self-defense laws they say contributed to the shooting deaths of their teenage sons.

Florida is one of 22 states with a Stand Your Ground statute that says there is no duty to retreat from an armed attacker.

U.S. Senators Tuesday sparred on Capitol Hill over Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The Congressional hearing to review the law also included personal testimony from some affected by it.

The Mothers Share Their Stories

“I appear before you because my son Jordan was shot and killed last November while sitting in the back seat of his friends car listening to loud music,” said Lucia McBath.


The families of two teenage shooting victims whose cases have become critical in the debate over Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law are in Washington today.

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, and Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis testified this morning at a hearing before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

At least 22 states have some form of the law, which generally cancels a person's duty to retreat in the face of a serious physical threat.

Dream Defenders Stand Their Ground At United Nations

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The Dream Defenders are taking their message to the floor of the United Nations.

The group, which is against Florida’s “stand your ground” law and formed in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, submitted an eight-page shadow report Friday to the U.N. Human Rights Committee answering questions the committee raised as to whether stand your ground violates the United States’ civil rights obligations.

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LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's attorney says his client never threatened his estranged wife and her father with a gun even though Shellie Zimmerman reported that in a 911 call.

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's wife has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband's arrest.