Timeline: Trayvon Martin case

A look at the key events in the Trayvon Martin case. Compiled from staff and wire reports.

911 calls released

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March 16, 2012

911 calls released

Sanford police released eight 911 calls from the night of the shooting at The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Fla. The neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, tells a dispatcher in the first call that he is following 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He says Martin is running, but the dispatcher tells him not to follow the teen. Martin's parents say the calls show that Zimmerman was the aggressor in the confrontation. Zimmerman's father said in a letter to the Orlando Sentinel that his son, who is Hispanic, has been cruelly and unfairly portrayed in the media as a racist.

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