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Watch live: George Zimmerman trial under way for death of Trayvon Martin

Published June 24, 2013 11:48 am
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George Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012 in Sanford, Fla.

George Zimmerman trial begins today (WATCH LIVE)

The trial begins today with opening statements. Six jurors and four alternates were seated last week after two weeks of jury selection. The trial is expected to last several weeks.Zimmerman, 29, claims he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense in February 2012 in Sanford, Fla.The unarmed teen was walking home from a nearby convenience store when he was killed. Zimmerman was a self-described Neighborhood Watch captain in his gated community about 25 miles north of Orlando.Jurors will be ...

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