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The Trayvon Martin shooting, one year later

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People stand together during the "March for Peace" at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

It has been exactly one year since the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. 
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was suspicious of the young, black man he saw walking through his gated community. The two got into a fight and Zimmerman fatally shot Martin.

Zimmerman claims he shot the teen in self-defense, and he's been charged with second degree murder and his trial is set for June.

For more on the case, how it was covered by the media and what's happened in the year since, we're joined now by Eric Deggans, media critic for the Tampa Bay Times and author of the book "Race Baiter."

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