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.
Here are some reactions from ‘legal experts’
George Zimmerman not guilty can u believe that. Wow
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) July 14, 2013
Jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty in shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Protests to verdict outside court in Florida. — Lucy Watson (@lucywatsonitv) July 14, 2013
— Jason Carlin (@the2scoops) July 14, 2013
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 14, 2013
With all respect to Treyvon and the Martin family, an unbiased jury found George Zimmerman not guilty because of evidence. Not race related.
— Daniel Hullings (@hullings_d) July 14, 2013
5 of the jurors got kids but they found George Zimmerman not guilty? How that work?
— Dolo (@JacuzziMontana) July 14, 2013
Casey Anthony: not guilty of killing her own daughter George Zimmerman: not guilty of killing an innocent teen Welcome to America!!! #smfh
— Lamin'sKeeper (@Fayy_Maa) July 14, 2013
George Zimmerman Not Guilty . looks like there's hope after all ! If you can't defend your self Then who can you Defend . #Rightcall
— Skyler Stephens (@SkyTime48) July 14, 2013