April 12, 2012 By accusing him of second-degree murder, rather than manslaughter, the prosecution has a higher burden of proof. Some attorneys believe a judge may decide the charge is too severe.
April 11, 2012 George Zimmerman, who says he killed unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense, has been arrested and will face a charge of second-degree murder, says State Attorney Angela Corey, the special prosecutor investigating Martin's death.
April 11, 2012 Her news conference will come as reports surface that George Zimmerman will face criminal charges in connection with the Florida teenager's Feb. 26 shooting death.
April 11, 2012 State Attorney Angela Corey is deciding whether or not to arrest and prosecute George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Martin in Sanford, Fla. The case as ignited a national debate about race relations and racial profiling.
April 10, 2012 Lawyers for George Zimmerman in the case of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin say they are no longer representing the man who killed the unarmed Florida teenager. Defense attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig said that they had fallen out of contact with Zimmerman.
April 10, 2012 The man who says he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in self defense is seeking donations to help pay his living expenses and legal bills. The site says he can't talk about what happened while police are investigating.
April 9, 2012 State Attorney Angela Corey says her decision not to take the case to a grand jury should not be viewed as an indication of whether charges will or won't be brought eventually. She is still investigating, Corey added.
April 2, 2012 Reporting that it has had the video "clarified" by a forensics company, ABC News is now saying that police surveillance video of George Zimmerman "shows the neighborhood watch captain with an injury to the back of his head."
April 2, 2012 The man who shot and killed the Florida teenager claims self defense. But voice analysis experts doubt it's George Zimmerman's voice heard yelling for help on a 911 recording.
March 30, 2012 Robert Zimmerman Jr. says his brother told family members that Trayvon Martin threatened him and was trying to get Zimmerman's gun. Martin's family and supporters don't believe George Zimmerman's account. The case has sparked a national discussion.
March 29, 2012 An online petition, an emotional appeal from the boy's parents and the involvement of celebrities helped push the story on to the nation's agenda.
March 28, 2012 Tracy Martin is convinced that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman racially profiled his son. The teen's Feb. 26 shooting has ignited a national discussion of race relations.
March 28, 2012 Investigators thought they had evidence to support arresting George Zimmerman, according to reports from The Miami Herald and CBS News. But the local state attorney told them they needed to get more evidence.
March 27, 2012 He had some minor brushes with school authorities, but no arrests. And he had many of the dreams that are common to most teens. The Florida teenager's life ended Feb. 26, in a shooting that has reignited a national discussion about race.