On June 28, 2013, George Zimmerman returned to the Seminole County court for the fifth day of his second-degree murder trial. Zimmerman faces life in prison for the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting death of unarmed, teenager Trayvon Martin.
Martin and his father were visiting the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida at the home of the senior Martin's fiancee. Martin had left the home at approximately 7pm to buy a bag of Skittles candy for his soon-to-be stepbrother
Martin was speaking on the phone with a friend Rachel Jeantel and told her that a "creepy ass cracker" was following him. She feared the man might be a rapist and advised the teenager to run back to the home where his then 14-year-old, soon-to-be stepbrother was waiting. Martin told Jeantel he was going to try and lose the man (whom he referred to by the N-word twice). Jeantel testified that by 7:16 pm, she heard a man approach the teenager and identified Martin's voice as saying, "Why you following me for?" Then she testified under oath she heard Martin say, "Get off! Get off!" Jeantel lost connection with Martin and tried to call back but her repeated calls went straight to voicemail.
Neighbors in the Sanford, Florida subdivision Retreat at Twin Lakes began to notice that something was amiss and multiple witness called 911 to report two men struggling. Soon those calls would say gunshots were fired and one man appeared to be dead on the ground. It wasn't a man who was dead, but 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman would tell police that he killed Martin in self-defense.
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