Watch Live Stream Video of the George Zimmerman trial. The State holds that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin and is guilty of second degree murder, but Zimmerman claims self-defense, based on Florida “stand your ground” laws.
NOTE: The court will go in and out of session. Court breaks for lunch and will resume at 1PM ET:
Local Florida Coverage:
For a recap of the trial testimony during the state’s case, click here.
If George Zimmerman Is Found Guilty, ‘The Enlightenment’ Was Pointless
VIDEO: Where’s Outrage Over 4 Black Teens Beating 36 Yr. Old White Man To Death
Articles Will Open In New Window & Will Not Disrupt FeedSANFORD, FL – JUNE 24: George Zimmerman waits for his defense counsel to arrive in Seminole circuit court, on the 11th day of his trial June 24, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Today prosecutors began with their opening statements. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)
The George Zimmerman murder trial for the 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is underway in Seminole County, Florida. Defense attorney Mark O’Mara is representing Zimmerman and the lead prosecutor for the state of Florida is Bernie de la Rionda.
Zimmerman faces second-degree murder charges for the shooting of Martin, who was unarmed at the time. The defendant has claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense, citing Florida’s “Stand Your Ground”law.
During a pre-trial hearing, Judge Nelson ruled that photos alleging drug use and gun ownership by Martin would not be admissible in the defense’s opening statements.
To view those photos, click here.