George Zimmerman

Trayvon Martin shooting: Trial of State of Florida v. George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman was just found not guilty by the jury, in a case which has caused much tension on both sides.

George Zimmerman found not guilty

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The jury reached the verdict on George Zimmerman after deliberating all day on Saturday. Late in the evening around 10PM EST the jurors asked for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter.

At about 6 p.m. ET lawyers for both sides appeared in court where Judge Debra Nelson conferred with them about the manslaughter question and then recessed court.

When the lawyers returned more than a half hour later the lawyers worked together on a note the judge sent back to jurors asking them to submit a specific question about manslaughter.

It reads in part that the court cannot engage in general discussions about manslaughter.

“If you have a specific question, please submit it,” the response says.

A manslaughter verdict would mean jurors rejected Zimmerman’s claim he killed in self defense and “intentionally committed an act or acts that caused the death” of Trayvon, according to Florida’s definition of the charge.

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