A neighborhood watch captain accused of killing an unarmed teen goes on trial Monday, in a case that sparked fresh debate about race relations and gun laws.
George Zimmerman is accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.
Martin was black, and Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. He says he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense.
Opening statements begin Monday and is expected to last several hours.
A jury of six women will decide Zimmerman’s fate, which has already drawn some scrutiny from the public about whether he will get a fair trial.
Martin’s parents will be in the courtroom, and are expected to deliver a statement before the proceedings begin.
CLICK HERE to read story
article courtesy of CNN.com
High School & College Choice Fair | January 30th | Wolstein Center
Praise 94.5 Mobile App
Mr. Officials Reveals Staggering Cost Of Takeoff Wax Figure
Get The Look: Victoria Monet’s Grammy’s French Roll Up-Do
Get The Look: Celebrity Hairstylist Devante Turnbull Used These Products To Achieve SZA’s Grammy’s Sleek Hairdo
Cleveland’s Got Talent. I Am Magik is up Next (Video)
The Cleveland Browns May Leave Cleveland Again, Per Report
Secret X ThirdLove Empower Women To Feel Fresh And Comfortable With Their New Whole Body Deodorant