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03.20.1211:30 AM ET

Daily Poll: What Do You Think of the Trayvon Martin Case?

In this undated family photo, Trayvon Martin poses for a family photo. The family of the black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer arrived at Sanford City Hall Friday evening March 16, 2012 to listen to recordings of 911 calls police previously refused to release. Police agreed to release the recordings earlier that afternoon. Officials are allowing the family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to hear the recordings before making them public. Martin's parents previously sued to have the recordings released. A hearing for the case was scheduled for Monday. Martin was fatally shot last month as he returned to a Sanford home during a visit from Miami. His parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, accused Sanford police of botching the investigation and criticized them for not arresting 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who says he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Martin was not armed. They say the police department hasn't arrested Zimmerman because he is white and their son was black. (AP Photo/HO, Martin Family Photos)
Martin Family / AP Photo

Walking to a friend's house on February 26 in the gated community of Sanford, Florida, 17-year-old high school student Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in the chest by 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman had called 911 to report the sighting of what he thought was an armed prowler. Local police say they don't have enough evidence to arrest the shooter because Florida's 2005 "Stand Your Ground" law gives strong rights to those who claim to kill in self-defense.

After a mass public outcry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday night that it would launch an investigation into the case. 

Exactly what happened that night remains murky, but as the details gradually emerge, we're wondering what you think of the case. Do you think the Trayvon Martin shooting was a tragic accident or a wrongful killing? Vote now on Facebook!

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