September 9th, 2013
03:58 PM ET

George Zimmerman taken into police custody after incident with wife

George Zimmerman was taken into custody Monday after an apparent domestic altercation with his wife and her father at a home in Lake Mary, Florida, police said.

"As of right now, (George Zimmerman) has been placed in investigative detention," Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson said.

The incident comes two months after Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

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February 5th, 2013
07:41 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address before Congress on February 12.  Watch CNN.com Live for all of your political coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Trayvon Martin shooting motion hearing - Attorneys in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman will argue motions in anticipation of the trial.

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December 11th, 2012
07:40 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Zimmerman trial motions hearing - Attorneys in the case of George Zimmerman, accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, return to court to argue pre-trial motions.  Zimmerman is expected to attend the hearing.

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Trayvon Martin’s family ramps up effort to keep school records private
Trayvon Martin is pictured with his father in this family photo.
October 19th, 2012
12:00 PM ET

Trayvon Martin’s family ramps up effort to keep school records private

The family of Trayvon Martin on Friday bolstered their efforts to keep the slain 17-year-old’s school records private, just as attorneys for his killer, George Zimmerman, were in court to request subpoenas for the material.

“I feel Trayvon's school records are not relevant in this case,” said his father, Tracy Martin, whose attorney called for Zimmerman’s medical records to be released.

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Trayvon Martin memorial removed but preserved, city says
Mourners set up a memorial to Trayvon Martin at the entrance to the subdivision where he was killed in February.
July 9th, 2012
08:39 PM ET

Trayvon Martin memorial removed but preserved, city says

An impromptu memorial to slain teenager Trayvon Martin has been dismantled, but the items that composed it are being preserved, the city of Sanford, Florida, announced Monday.

After consultations with Martin's family, city staff members removed the items from the entrance of the subdivision where Martin was shot in February during a confrontation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, City Manager Norton Bonaparte's office said.

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June 4th, 2012
12:09 AM ET

Zimmerman to request new bond hearing, aiming to get out of jail - again

George Zimmerman's lawyers have vowed to file a motion asking a Florida judge for a new bond hearing for their client Monday, a day after the murder suspect returned to jail on a judge's order.

The 28-year-old Florida man accused in the death of Trayvon Martin had been free on bond for weeks until Sunday afternoon, when he turned himself in to authorities in Seminole County, Florida.

Zimmerman become a focus of intense national attention earlier this year, after he fatally shot the unarmed African-American teenager who had just gone out to buy a bag of Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea at a 7-Eleven in Sanford, Florida.

The neighborhood watch volunteer had claimed the February 26 shooting was in self-defense. Martin's family and civil rights activists from around the nation contended Zimmerman, who is white Hispanic, racially profiled the 17-year-old and ignored a 911 dispatcher's request not to follow him.

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April 27th, 2012
07:56 AM ET

Friday's live events

The focus of the presidential election is turning toward November's general election.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Zimmerman court hearing - A court hearing will be held in the case of George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin.  The hearing is expected to focused on the donations Zimmerman has received, as well as the suspect's criminal file.

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Overheard on CNN.com: Trayvon Martin case 'no-win situation' for all parties?
George Zimmerman testified, along with his wife and parents, at a bail hearing Friday in Sanford, Florida.
April 20th, 2012
08:36 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: Trayvon Martin case 'no-win situation' for all parties?

Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on CNN.com series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.

Some new details emerged from the hearing during which a Florida judge set a $150,000 bond for George Zimmerman. Readers have been assessing the information, and they're telling us they aren't quite sure what to make of the Trayvon Martin case. Since some of the most critical information in the case has not been released publicly, it's difficult to make a judgment. Many of our commenters felt that both Zimmerman and Martin's stories are sad.

More details about Zimmerman emerge during bond hearing

This was the most-liked comment:

W0ofie:
"1. Overzealous. 2. Rash. 3. Naive. 4. Foolish.

Four words that describe Zimmerman. This case doesn't meet the standard for murder, it probably meets the standard for manslaughter. I do not believe Zimmerman intended on shooting anyone, I do beleive that his actions were sufficient for Trayvon Martin to feel threatened. Very sad, Zimmerman thought Trayvon was a criminal, Martin thought Zimmerman intended him harm. One is dead and one has ruined his life. Should have just let the cops handle it. Thanks to the NRA pushing laws that Law Enforcement Officers have repeatedly opposed because of this exact reason we now have one life ended and one life ruined. I can empathize with both, I am sure that will (anger) a few of you."

The replies were along similar lines, with this reader saying no one wins from the situation.

userjoe9066: "Very well worded, pretty much matches up with what I feel right now, it's just a no win situation even if they public gets what they want and Zimmerman gets hung or whatever happens to him it won't bring back Trayvon, there really is no winner in this situation. Hope it works out somehow though. I empathize with both sides."

This person said they fear "Stand Your Ground" laws, but don't know what to make of the case. FULL POST

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April 20th, 2012
07:50 AM ET

Friday's live events

The 2012 presidential election can sometimes change at the drop of a hat.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

 Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Zimmerman bond hearing - Lawyers from the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin will ask that their client be granted bond.  Martin's parents plan to be in the courtroom when George Zimmerman appears for his hearing.

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April 18th, 2012
09:44 PM ET

CNN prime time: Dick Clark's influence, Clinton's words for N. Korean leader

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Dick Clark's impact on race and music

Dick Clark and "American Bandstand" gave vital exposure to African-American music artists, CNN's Jack Cafferty says.

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Clinton to Kim Jong Un: Reform N. Korea

CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Secretary of State Clinton to speak directly to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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New Martin judge will 'apply the law'

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to a panel of analysts about the new judge in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.

April 12th, 2012
11:37 AM ET

Expert 'would not be surprised' to see Zimmerman get bail

George Zimmerman faces a second-degree murder charge in the killing of Trayvon Martin - a charge of such magnitude that bail is usually not granted, a Florida legal expert said Thursday.

"It's uncommon, but not unheard of," to grant bail in such cases, said Charles Rose, director of the center for excellence and advocacy at the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.

Any bail would be large and need a significant financial requirement, whether in money or property, from Zimmerman or his supporters, Rose said.

"The judge will have to hit the range for what is appropriate in cases like this," he said, possibly around $250,000.

The magistrate judge hearing Zimmerman's case Thursday will consider Zimmerman's character, his likelihood to make subsequent court appearances, and his ties to the community when deciding whether to grant bail, Rose said.

The law professor said he didn't think Zimmerman posed a flight risk as he's become so recognizable through media coverage of the case that he'd be spotted almost anywhere.

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April 12th, 2012
07:43 AM ET

Thursday's live events

CNN.com Live is your home for all the latest news on the Trayvon Martin shooting and aftermath.

Today's programming highlights...

11:00 am ET - Indiana State Fair stage collapse briefing - Two independent groups will release their findings into last year's fatal stage collapse before a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair.  At 3:00 pm ET, the members of Sugarland will answer lawyers' questions at a deposition regarding the collapse.

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April 11th, 2012
09:49 PM ET

CNN prime time: Zimmerman 'troubled,' Cooper does damage control

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Zimmerman 'troubled' by charge

The Trayvon Martin case takes a turn as the man who admitted to shooting him is charged.

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Gingrich: No one asked me to drop out

"It's now a two-person race," says Newt Gingrich following Santorum's withdrawal from the field.

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Cooper on 'RidicuList' for giggle fit

CNN's Anderson Cooper puts himself on the "RidicuList" for another on-air giggle fit.

Overheard on CNN.com: Zimmerman charges spark emotional discussion about law and race
George Zimmerman, left, says he shot Trayvon Martin, right, in self-defense.
April 11th, 2012
07:14 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: Zimmerman charges spark emotional discussion about law and race

Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on CNN.com series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.

George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the February 26 shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, a Florida state attorney announced Wednesday. State attorney Angela Corey said Zimmerman had surrendered to authorities and had been arrested. As the news developed, readers engaged in powerful discussions on the live blog.

Please share your reaction in the comments area below and on CNN iReport.

Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder

Some of the conversation was about Corey's motives.

TP: "For claiming that George Zimmerman wouldn't be tried in the court of public opinion, Angela Corey seems to be running for office with that speech of hers more than prosecuting a case."

This person said an investigation is necessary.

Jeannie: "Now maybe justice can be served. Let the facts and evidence be presented in a court of law. I'm so sick of hearing people whine about race and some stupid pictures and how old they are in them. My question is, why wasn't the case properly investigated in the first place? Why did it take Al Sharpton and (Jesse Jackson) to come on to the scene to get the national attention? So he was charged and the evidence will be presented. Why anyone would be angry about this is beyond me. I'm white and I hear more white people angry as can be that he was charged ... I don't get it."

Some said they thought Corey was playing to public sentiment rather than the facts of the case. FULL POST

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April 9th, 2012
09:30 PM ET

CNN prime time: Rare look at bin Laden widows, Syrian deadline looms

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First look at bin Laden's widows

Video has surfaced from Pakistan showing Osama bin Laden's widows in house detention. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

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Martin family lawyer on grand jury

A lawyer for the family of Trayvon Martin talks about the state attorney's decision not to bring the case to the grand jury.

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Rice: Blood is on hands of China, Russia

Ambassador Susan Rice stresses the need for China and Russia to use their influence to put an end to Syrian violence.

April 7th, 2012
01:12 AM ET

Witness, Zimmerman attorneys address key questions in Trayvon shooting

As outrage over the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin continues to grip the nation, key questions remain unanswered over what happened the night of February 26 as conflicting accounts are given by witnesses and attorneys for both sides.

What is known is that Martin, wearing a hoodie, ventured out from his father's fiancee's home in Sanford, Florida, to get a snack at a nearby convenience store. As he trekked back to the home with a bag of Skittles and an Arizona iced tea, he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer. Martin was unarmed. Zimmerman has said he acted in self-defense.

A recording of a 911 call made the night of the shooting captured someone pleading for help. Zimmerman has said he was yelling for help, according to his family members and his account to authorities. Martin's relatives have said they are certain the voice heard on the 911 call is Martin's.

"From the very beginning and I still do feel that it was the young boy," the witness, who wants to remain anonymous, told CNN Friday.

Zimmerman's attorneys jumped on the witness' characterization of Martin as "the young boy."

"The pictures you've put up tonight show a 6 foot 3 boy who was 17 years old," Hal Uhrig said, pointing out that teenage boys can have voices that range from high to as low as a grown man.

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This Week's Top Videos
April 6th, 2012
08:53 PM ET

This Week's Top Videos

Editor's Note: This post is a recap of the top five videos on CNN.com from the past week. So in case you didn't catch our best videos during the week, here is your chance to see what you missed.

This week's top video gained the attention of more than a million CNN.com viewers and featured chilling footage of the Texas tornadoes tossing tractor-trailers into the air. The second most watched video on CNN.com this week was the tragic firsthand account of the Oakland university shooting, followed by video examining Nadya Suleman's welfare application, the crash of an F-18 jet into a Virginia apartment complex and finally the timeline of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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Big rigs sucked into storm

Truck trailers are thrown around violently as a tornado rips through North Texas.

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Shooting chaos captured on cell phone

Art Richards shot cell phone video at Oikos University where a gunman killed seven people.

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Nadya Suleman admits being on welfare

Anger and outrage as "Octomom" Nadya Suleman, admits she's receiving food stamps. HLN's Nischelle Turner reports.

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Witness: Jet crash a 'horrific sight'

Zack Zapatero describes what he saw when a Navy jet crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Trayvon Martin's last minutes

Law enforcement expert Alex Manning analyzes a complete time line of the Trayvon Martin shooting, based on 911 calls.

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April 5th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

CNN prime time: Kid-free zones on planes, 'nothing left' for Santorum

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Specter: No point in Santorum continuing

Arlen Specter is mincing no words when it comes to whether or not Santorum should throw in the towel.

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Flights with a no-child zone

When it comes to kids on airplanes, don't get Richard Quest started.

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Swain: 'Hoodies feed into stereotype'

Boyce Watkins and Carol Swain argue the aspect of race in the Martin case and the movement to boycott Sanford, Florida.

This Week's Top Videos
March 30th, 2012
02:50 PM ET

This Week's Top Videos

Editor's Note: This post is a recap of the top five videos on CNN.com from the past week. So in case you didn't catch our best videos during the week, here is your chance to see what you missed.

The most watched video on CNN.com this week was the surveillance video of George Zimmerman in handcuffs after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Following as the second most popular video was a firsthand account of the erratic Jet Blue pilot who was subdued by passengers. Rounding out the top five are a heart-warming reunion between a soldier and an excited dog, a teen signing sensation, and finally, an open mic mishap from President Obama. Check out the videos below and see what everyone else was watching this week on CNN.com.

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Zimmerman in handcuffs night of shooting

Police surveillance video shows George Zimmerman arriving at the police department in handcuffs the night of shooting.

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Witness: Fliers 'wrestle' JetBlue pilot

A JetBlue passenger describes the incident that caused a flight to be diverted.

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Dog goes nuts when soldier comes home

A dog can't contain himself after seeing his owner come home from Afghanistan.

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Teen takes TV talent show by storm

Jonathan Antoine's booming opera voice leaves judges on "Britain's Got Talent" pronouncing him the next Pavarotti.

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Open mic catches Obama seeking help

An open mic catches President Obama seeking help from Russia's outgoing president for NATO's missile defense.

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March 26th, 2012
10:34 PM ET

CNN prime time: Santorum gets feisty, Obama gets caught

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Romney reacts to Obama open mic gaffe

GOP candidate Mitt Romney wasted no time attacking Obama's now-controversial "open-mic" comment with Russia's leader.

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Santorum explains bulls*** remark

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer why he lashed out at a New York Times reporter.

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Khan: 'We're sick and tired'

Chaka Khan talks to Piers Morgan about the Trayvon Martin case.

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