Zimmerman Trial: George Zimmerman

Key Players

George Zimmerman is accused of killing Trayvon Martin.  Zimmerman is a Sanford, Fla. resident and volunteered as a neighborhood watchman at the Retreat at Twin Lakes Townhomes where the shooting occurred.

Zimmerman claims to have shot Martin in self-defense, after Martin attacked him.

He was not immediately arrested following the shooting, which sparked an outcry for justice and lead to several rallies calling for his arrest.

He is married to Shellie Zimmerman, who is charged with perjury for lying under oath about funds to post bond.

Zimmerman was eventually arrested, more than a month after Martin's death.

He was attending Seminole State College.

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