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A year after Trayvon's death, questions remain

NEED TO KNOW
  • Florida teen was killed on February 26, 2012
  • George Zimmerman's trial begins June 10
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Does it matter if Trayvon Martin started the fight?

Does it matter if Trayvon Martin started the fight?

George Zimmerman's mom defends son

George Zimmerman's mother proclaims her son's innocence in the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

A candlelight vigil in New York on Tuesday will mark a year to the day since the death of Trayvon Martin.  The 17-year-old was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.

Trayvon was walking back to the the home of his father's fiancee after picking up Skittles and an iced tea at 7-Eleven. That's when he was spotted by Zimmerman. What happened after that is still up for debate.

Read more: The Trayvon Martin case

Trayvon's parents say their son was a victim of racial profiling and they told CNN's Piers Morgan no parent would have to go what they have been through.

The case has made the "stand your ground" law infamous across the country. Zimmerman, who faces second-degree murder charges, says he shot Martin in self-defense. The trial begins June 10.

As we move into the trial phase, stay abreast of the latest developments. We'll be covering every hearing and answering all of your questions on HLN and HLNtv.com.

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