Trayvon Martin, one year later

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his combo made from file photos shows Trayvon Martin, left, and George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman, 28, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. (AP photo)
This combo made from file photos shows Trayvon Martin, left, and George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman, 28, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. (AP photo)

It has been one year since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman after Martin left his father’s girlfriend’s home.

Since then Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder. Time Magazine takes a look at what happened that night and where the nation is now:

What happened during those minutes has engulfed the nation in a fierce debate over race, violence and gun control. The focal point: Zimmerman’s claim that he legally defended himself from Martin under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” statute, which allows a person with reasonable cause to believe they are being attacked to defend themselves using deadly force if necessary.

Read more at Time Magazine.

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