Live-Tweeting the Zimmerman Trial

Follow our updates and watch a livestream as opening statements begin.

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George Zimmerman in court (Getty Images)

Join us here or on Twitter for a live discussion of the opening statements in the second-degree-murder trial of George Zimmerman, who is accused of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Use the hashtag #GZtrial to weigh in with your tweets.

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Corey Dade, an award-winning journalist based in Washington, D.C., is a former national correspondent at NPR and political reporter at the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and other news organizations. Follow him on Twitter.

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Corey Dade, an award-winning journalist based in Washington, D.C., is a former national correspondent at NPR and political reporter at the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and other news organizations. Follow him on Twitter.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.