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July 13, 2013

Zimmerman found not guilty

SANFORD, Fla. — After deliberating for more than 15 hours over two days,  jurors reached a verdict of not guilty in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial.

The jurors notified the judge Saturday night a little before 10 p.m. that they had reached a decision.

The six-member, all-woman jury began deliberating at 2:30 p.m. Friday after spending part of the day listening to the defense closing arguments and a rebuttal from the prosecution.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin’s death, but jurors could have found him guilty of manslaughter. Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense.

The case drew massive protests after a 44-day delay in Zimmerman’s arrest. Demonstrators demanded Zimmerman’s arrest.

The police chief in Sanford, where Martin was shot and where the trial is being held, urged peace after the verdict was read.

 

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