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Timeline of events in the Trayvon Martin case

Jun. 8, 2013
Scene of Trayvon Martin shooting
Scene of Trayvon Martin shooting
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Feb. 26, 2012: Trayvon Martin is shot and killed in a Sanford town house community by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Zimmerman tells police he shot the unarmed 17-year-old in self-defense.

March 8, 2012: Martinís family holds a press conference to call attention to the case.

March 12, 2012: Sanford police chief says there are no grounds to arrest Zimmerman since there is no evidence to disprove his self-defense claims.

March 22, 2012: Gov. Rick Scott appoints a special prosecutor to investigate Martinís death.

March 26, 2102: Demonstrators around the nation call for Zimmermanís arrest.

April 11, 2012: The special prosecutor charges Zimmerman with second-degree murder. Orlando attorney Mark OíMara says he has been hired to represent Zimmerman.

April 23, 2012: Zimmerman makes bail and is released from the Seminole County Jail. He is fitted with a GPS tracking device.

May 15, 2012: Zimmermanís medical report show he was diagnosed with a broken nose, two black eyes and lacerations on his scalp after his altercation with Martin.

June 1, 2012: Judge Kenneth Lester revokes Zimmermanís bail saying the defendant misrepresented how much money he had during bail hearings. Zimmerman later surrenders himself.

June 20, 2012: Sanford fires police chief Bill Lee.

July 6, 2012: Zimmerman posts $1 million bond and is released from custody.

Aug. 29, 2012: An appeals court removes Judge Lester from the case, saying he could be biased based on comments he made regarding the bond issue. Judge Debra Nelson is later assigned to the case.

Feb. 5, 2013: Sanford leaders take part in a peace rally on what would have been Martinís 18th birthday.

Feb. 26, 2013: Rallies nationwide commemorate one year anniversary of the shooting.

March 5, 2013: OíMara said he will not require a pre-trial ďStand Your GroundĒ hearing, but reserves the right to bring the matter up at trial.

May 28, 2013: Judge Nelson rules that Zimmermanís lawyers may not mention Martinís marijuana use, text messages or school records in opening statements. She left the door open to possibly introduce those matters as evidence during the trial. The judge also rejects a defense request for a delay and says trial will start June 10.

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