(Reuters) – The murder trial of George Zimmerman, whose fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin triggered nationwide protests last year, begins in earnest on Monday in a Florida courtroom.
Opening statements from lawyers outlining the basic facts in the case, and what they believe the evidence will show, are set to begin at 9 a.m. EDT.
This follows two weeks of jury selection which ended last week with a panel of six female jurors chosen to decide Zimmerman’s fate. Due to blanket media coverage the judge ordered the jury sequestered for the duration of the trial.
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George Zimmerman Trial – Day 1 – Part 1 (Opening Statements)
George Zimmerman Trial – Day 1 – Witness Sequestration Hearing