George Zimmerman trial: 'Defining moment for our generation'
George Zimmerman is facing second-degree murder for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford on February 26, 2012, which he claims was in self-defense.
Buzz is building online as the highly anticipated murder trial quickly approaches. It begins on Monday with jury selection.
Michael Skolnik of the site GlobalGrind.com tweeted a link to his post entitled, “Trayvon, We failed You Once, But We Will Never Fail You Again!”, where he calls the trial, “a defining moment for our generation."
A person who identifies as "Buster" on Twitter, tweeted George Zimmerman’s brother, who was in Friday’s pre-trial hearing, to say, “Tell him there R 1000s of Patriots fighting 4 him.” Robert Zimmerman JR retweeted the post.
Meantime, media outlets from across the country are beginning to make Sanford their home. The loud sound of generators could be heard from a parking lot near the courthouse powering live trucks and trailers.
A team of Local 10 staffers and engineers have been working for weeks preparing equipment to bring you high-definition live coverage from the proceedings via the internet.
I'll be there from jury selection to a verdict. That gavel to gavel coverage starts Sunday night.
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