Zimmerman’s arrest triggered a national debate over racial profiling as well as the function of armed neighborhood watch members in law enforcement. On July 13, 2013, a jury acquitted Zimmerman of homicide. His parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, divorced four years after. Trayvon Martin attended public schools in Florida, like the Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami Gardens. Martin fought with disciplinary problems during his high school years. A police investigation of Martin’s tote following one of the infractions produced several pieces of women’s jewelry which could happen to be stolen.
Events of unlawful action at Twin Lakes were regular. George Zimmerman, among the residents, was chosen as the system coordinator. Zimmerman routinely patrolled the roads and was licensed to carry a firearm. In February 2012, through the time of Martin’s stay, Zimmerman reported a young man peering into windows, perhaps together with the aim of burglarizing local houses.
On the evening of February 26, Zimmerman seen Martin, who’d left the home to get Skittles and iced tea. Zimmerman called the Police Department at 7:09 PM to report a suspicious man, Martin, walking between houses. The police dispatcher instructed Zimmerman to not follow Martin, and Zimmerman concurred.
After Zimmerman hung up the telephone, he and Martin participated in a physical fight. Based on Zimmerman, Martin approached and struck him in the facial skin, starting the battle that followed. The confrontation ended with Zimmerman shooting the unarmed teen in the torso. Martin expired less than a hundred yards from your door of the townhouse where he was staying.
An officer arrived on the scene at 7:17 p.m. He discovered Martin dead and Zimmerman to the floor, bleeding from several wounds to the head and face. The policeman subsequently took Zimmerman into detention. Martin’s father learned of his son’s departure after filing a missing persons report with all the Miami-Dade Police Department. The case became a national narrative, with Zimmerman’s critics alleging that racial antipathies might have prompted his activities. The trial commenced on June 24, 2013, after the choice of an all-female jury. The next month, on July 13, 2013, the jury acquitted Zimmerman of homicide, activating largely peaceful demonstrations in a number of American cities.