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What to know about Zimmerman trial

Published On: Jun 10 2013 10:18:09 AM PDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 09:19:59 AM PDT

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Get up to speed on the key events and issues that have led to this point.

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The case has had strong racial overtones from the start. Zimmerman is suing NBC Universal over the portions of the initial 911 call the network broadcast, saying the tape was edited to make him appear racist and that he was racially profiling Martin, and there were allegations Zimmerman used a racial slur during the 911 call (analysis of the tape never settled the matter).

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