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On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida and Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel was on the phone to hear the events leading up to the tragedy.  Now, one year after Zimmerman was acquitted for the shooting, Jeantel says she blames herself for “letting” him walk free.

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Jeantel was the last person to talk to Martin before his death and went on to take the witness stand in the trial.  She says she wishes she had acted differently on the witness stand. Since the Zimmerman trial, Jeantel has turned her life around, undergoing intensive tutoring and has graduated from high school.

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