1 year anniversary of teen's fatal shooting

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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:30 am | Updated: 7:00 pm, Wed May 22, 2013.

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - It's been one year since neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in central Florida.

On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman spotted Martin walking through his neighborhood, a gated community, in Sanford. Martin was walking back to a house he was staying at in the community after a trip to a convenience store. Zimmerman started to follow him because he thought he looked suspicious.

Despite a police dispatcher telling him "you don't have to do that," Zimmerman got out of his truck to pursue Martin. They got into a fight, and Martin was shot. Zimmerman was eventually charged with second-degree murder but has pleaded not guilty.

He says Martin attacked him and that he shot the teen in self-defense. His trial is set for June.

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