Trayvon Martin Shooting Fast Facts last minute news

Read CNN's Fast Facts about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of the crime.

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Trayvon Martin Shooting Fast Facts last minute news


(CNN)Here's a look at the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted in the case.

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Trayvon Benjamin Martin, born February 5, 1995, was a 17-year-old African-American high school student who lived in Miami Gardens, Florida, with his mother, Sybrina Fulton. In February 2012, Martin was visiting his father, Tracy Martin in Sanford, Florida, after receiving a ten-day suspension from Krop Senior High School. The suspension stemmed from the discovery of drug residue in Martin's book bag...
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    George Michael Zimmerman, born October 5, 1983, was a part-time student at Seminole State College and a neighborhood watch captain for the Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community in Sanford, Florida, at the time of the shooting. ..
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