July 11th, 2014
09:45 PM ET

Zimmerman one-year later: Controversial witness speaks out

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial - a verdict that triggered protests across the country, and a trial that captivated the nation with heated debates over race and guns.

After more than 16 hours of deliberations over two days, a Florida jury declared Zimmerman not guilty verdict in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager.

Zimmerman trial: Where are they now?

Zimmerman admitted shooting Martin, but claimed he feared for his life.

Many Americans sat glued to their television sets, through nearly four weeks of testimony that included a witness who captivated many viewers: Trayvon's friend, Rachel Jeantel.

CNN's David Mattingly recently caught up with Jeantel and has her story.

Filed under: Justice • News • Zimmerman Case
November 20th, 2013
08:28 PM ET

Zimmerman's girlfriend claims he's suicidal

George Zimmerman is back in the spotlight - this time, he's accused of pointing a shotgun at his live-in girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe.

George Zimmerman posts $9,000 bail in domestic violence case

Zimmerman was arrested on Monday, and released on bail Tuesday afternoon. He's facing a felony charge of aggravated assault, as well as misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief.

The girlfriend he's accused of assaulting has reportedly been talking for weeks with Eric Sandoval of CNN affiliate WKMG. He's OutFront.

Filed under: News • Zimmerman Case
October 30th, 2013
08:18 PM ET

Sanford police chief bans guns in neighborhood watch after Zimmerman case

More than a year-and-a half after George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the Sanford police chief is shaking things up, making changes to the controversial neighborhood watch program where Zimmerman volunteered.

Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last July in the controversial case that spurred a national discussion on guns, self-defense and excessive force.

David Mattingly is Outfront with the story.

Filed under: Justice • News • Zimmerman Case
August 29th, 2013
09:28 PM ET

Zimmerman's wife shares couple's troubles

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, stood by his side during his trial for killing Trayvon Martin. But his acquittal has not put an end to the couple's troubles.

Shellie Zimmerman got probation for lying under oath about the couple's finances. In an interview with ABC's Good Morning Ameria, she spoke out about her marriage.

Zimmerman said she wants to have children and stay married, but when asked whether she wanted to stay with George.

"That's something I'm going to have think about," Zimmerman said.

OutFront: CNN's Martin Savidge.

Filed under: Zimmerman Case
August 27th, 2013
09:12 PM ET

Zimmerman wants $200,000 from Florida for court costs

George Zimmerman's legal team said they plan to ask the state of Florida for a reimbursement of between $200,00 and $300,000 in legal fees.

George Zimmerman to ask for $200,000 from Florida for court costs

That would cover the cost of his defense team's expert witnesses, transcripts, and other expenses - which he rang up before he was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin last month.

David Mattingly is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
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