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(George Zimmerman waits for his defense counsel to arrive in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla., Monday, June 24, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank/Pool) )
Watch live: George Zimmerman trial under way for death of Trayvon Martin
First Published Jun 24 2013 11:44 am • Last Updated Jun 24 2013 11:48 am

George Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012 in Sanford, Fla.

George Zimmerman trial begins today (WATCH LIVE)

The trial begins today with opening statements. Six jurors and four alternates were seated last week after two weeks of jury selection. The trial is expected to last several weeks.Zimmerman, 29, claims he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense in February 2012 in Sanford, Fla.The unarmed teen was walking home from a nearby convenience store when he was killed. Zimmerman was a self-described Neighborhood Watch captain in his gated community about 25 miles north of Orlando.Jurors will be ...

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