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George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

Get caught up: Week 1 of George Zimmerman trial

Sixteen months after the shooting that took the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a jury of six women began hearing evidence in a Florida courtroom this week in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman, then 28, shot Martin in the chest during a confrontation in the Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community in Sanford, Florida, on the night of Feb. 26, 2012. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the case, but his attorneys have maintained that he acted in self-defense.

Mugshots of the month: June 2013

Mugshots of the month: June 2013

Here are our picks for the most interesting mugshots from the month of June. 

Nancy Grace defends key witness Jeantel

Nancy Grace defends key witness Jeantel

HLN’s Nancy Grace defended the prosecution’s key witness, Rachel Jeantel, after the young woman faced some criticism for her feisty demeanor and choice of words during the two days she testified in the murder trial of her friend, Trayvon Martin.

“Everybody can laugh all the want to. That she can’t read cursive, or that she has nicknames that she goes by that some people may laugh at. You know what? Laugh all you want to. Nobody ever said that a murder trial was a tea party. Where everybody had perfect manners, spoke perfectly. That’s not what this is about. This is about the death of a high school junior and whether a 29-year-old is guilty or innocent.”

Nancy debates friend: Martin was the aggressor?

Nancy debates friend: Martin was the aggressor?

HLN’s Nancy Grace and George Zimmerman’s friend Frank Taaffe got into a heated debate Thursday night about how the defense will prove their claim that Trayvon Martin could have been the aggressor the night he was shot and killed.

Expert: Zimmerman didn’t scream ‘help’ on 911 call

Audio expert Tom Owen was banned from testifying in the George Zimmerman trial, but he spoke with HLN’s Nancy Grace Thursday night about his analysis of the screams for help heard on the 911 call.

Using three different technologies, Owens told Grace he concluded it was not Zimmerman screaming, “Help, help me,” on the audio recording.

Kindergarten teacher admits guilt in murder plot

Kindergarten teacher admits guilt in murder plot

A Franklin County, Virginia kindergarten teacher accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her ex-husband pleaded guilty Tuesday to soliciting a murder. 

Authorities say Angela Nolen, 47, met with an undercover Virginia State Police agent on February 19 and solicited the agent to murder her ex-husband, Paul Strickler, 63.

Mugshot: Fistfight with state troopers?

Mugshot: Fistfight with state troopers?

A Louisiana man was arrested after police say he got into fistfight with state troopers after they offered to give him a safe ride, WVLA reported.

Authorities were made aware of the suspect after a concerned citizen reported seeing a man jumping in and out of traffic on a highway.  

Martin family atty: Trayvon could not outrun a bullet

Martin family atty: Trayvon could not outrun a bullet

An attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family had words for a close friend of George Zimmerman Wednesday night on Nancy Grace, after Frank Taaffe claimed Martin made it all the way back to the home he where he was staying, then turned back around to follow Zimmerman before he was shot and killed.

“Does anyone say that Trayvon went into the home, then came back to chase Zimmerman?” Grace asked Jasmine Rand, an attorney for Martin’s family.

Nancy snaps at Zimmerman friend: Honey, get in line!

Nancy snaps at Zimmerman friend: Honey, get in line!

HLN’s Nancy Grace fought it out with a close friend of George Zimmerman Wednesday night about who was the real aggressor the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death.

“You’ve heard the 911 call. Please explain to me how Zimmerman became the victim, and Trayvon became the aggressor?” Nancy Grace asked.

Mom charged after girl, 5, shoots herself in head

Mom charged after girl, 5, shoots herself in head

The mother of a 5-year-old New Orleans girl who died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head now faces a charge of second-degree murder.

Laderika Smith, 28, was initially arrested Sunday on a charge of cruelty to a child in connection with the case.

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