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Zimmerman trial to hinge on sharply differing accounts

Jury selection begins Monday in Florida slaying

NEW YORK — Was it murder when George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin? Or was it self-defense?

That was the question 16 months ago, after Zimmerman pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot Martin once in the chest as they fought in the darkness.

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