Prosecutors can't say teen was racially-profiled

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SANFORD, Fla. Prosecutors are being told what they can and can't say during opening statements Monday at the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida.

He's pleading self-defense in his shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Today, a judge ruled that prosecutors can tell jurors that Zimmerman profiled Martin based on factors such as age or clothing -- but they can't say he used race as a factor.

Martin was black, while Zimmerman identifies as Hispanic.


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