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  1. Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) was a 17-year-old African-American from Miami Gardens, Florida, who was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida, by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Hispanic American. Martin had accompanied his father to visit his father's fiancée at her townhouse at The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford.

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    • Trayvon Benjamin Martin, February 5, 1995, Miami, Florida, U.S.
  2. On the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States, George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American boy. Zimmerman, a 28-year-old man of mixed race, [Note 1] was the neighborhood watch coordinator for his gated community where Martin was visiting his relatives at the time of the shooting.

    • February 26, 2012
    • George Zimmerman (shooter)
  3. Nov 12, 2013 · He pleaded not guilty and the case went to trial in June 2013. In court, the prosecution portrayed Zimmerman as a wannabe cop who had profiled Martin as a criminal, chased him down and fought him....

  4. Jul 12, 2013 · Photos: Trayvon Martin Also on Monday, authorities confirmed to the Associated Press that Martin did not have a juvenile offender record. Martin was suspended by Miami-Dade County schools because...

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    The Justice Department announced today that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Prosecutors from the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division, officials from the FBI,...

    The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy. It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country, said Attorney General Eric Holder. Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot b...

    The federal investigation sought to determine whether the evidence of the events that led to Martins death were sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmermans actions violated the federal criminal civil rights statutes, specifically Section 3631 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code or Section 249 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, as well as othe...

    Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenagers life, said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division. Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that result...

    The Justice Department is committed to investigations of allegations of bias-motivated violence and will continue to devote the resources required to ensure that allegations of civil rights violations are fully and completely investigated. The department aggressively prosecutes criminal civil rights violations whenever there is sufficient evidence ...

  5. Oct 19, 2012 · Martin was shot and killed while walking home unarmed on Feb. 26, 2012, from a deli near his father's fiancee's house. He was serving a 10-day suspension from school at the time of his shooting. Zimmerman has said that he shot Martin in self-defense, and has claimed the Stand Your Ground law as his defense.

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