George Zimmerman on Trial–June 28 Recap

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
June 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015


Update: The court proceedings are over for today, and the week. Please come back on Monday and we will continue updating on and live streaming the trial.

The trial for George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, continues on June 27. Zimmerman is on trial over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was walking back from a convenience store when shot by Zimmerman. 

The shooting, which happened on a rainy night in February 2012, was in self-defense, says Zimmerman. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

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Here’s what’s been happening: 

Jury selection on June 20.

Opening statements on June 24.

On June 25, the first eyewitness gave testimony.

On June 26, a witnesses called to the stand included a neighbor, and a friend of Martin’s.

On June 27, Martin’s friend continued testifying. Prosecutors asserted her testimony was inconsistent.

 We’ll post periodic updates today, and follow along with the live stream.

Also, see the entire case in photos.


Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.