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Trayvon Martin: One Year Later

NEED TO KNOW
  • George Zimmerman was charged with 2nd degree murder
  • Zimmerman's 'Stand Your Ground' trial begins April 22nd

A candlelight vigil in New York City honored the one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman. The 17-year-old Trayvon, was shot to death on his way home from a convenience store by Zimmerman.

Organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the “Million Hoodies” vigil is just one of many events scheduled around the country to honor the slain teen.

Martin’s parents say their son was profiled and killed in “cold blood.” Zimmerman paints a very different picture, claiming he acted in self-defense after the unarmed teen allegedly told him, “you’re going to die tonight.” He is charged with second-degree murder.

Zimmerman is expected to be in court on April 22, where his lawyers will argue the neighborhood watchman was acting on behalf of Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law at the time of the shooting. If successful, Zimmerman could walk out of court a free man. If not, his criminal trial will proceed as planned on June 10.

For live trial coverage tune into Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm on HLN and for the latest on the case visit: http://www.hlntv.com/clusters/trayvon-martin-shooting

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