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Jurors: Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd-degree murder

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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 6:30 am, Wed Aug 28, 2013.

SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.

Zimmerman, 29, blinked and barely smiled when the verdict was announced. He could have been convicted of second-degree murder or manslaughter. But the jury of six women, all but one of them white, reached a verdict of not guilty after deliberating well into the night. Their names have not been made public, and they declined to speak to the media.

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      4 comments:

      • Dr Strangelove posted at 8:36 am on Sun, Jul 14, 2013.

        Dr Strangelove Posts: 398

        FL law is the same as Texas law if your FEEL that’s the main word your life is threatened you have the right to use deadly force. That how come he was not charged the first time.Thank God we still have justice in America: events took place as George Zimmerman described them, Zimmerman was struck by Trayvon Martin, pinned to the ground, and beaten savagely by him (to the extent of having his head slammed repeatedly into the concrete sidewalk; Zimmerman was unable to retreat, hence the "stand your ground" law is not relevant. Zimmerman was not charged initially because the physical evidence was consonant with his story, and was not contradicted by the testimony of witnesses. He was prosecuted because of political pressure brought on the State of Florida, the Whitehouse, by "community organizers—this trial should have never happened! I’m sick and tired of hearing this thug was a child when I was his age I was shooting machineguns, M16’s, throwing hand grenades—being trained to kill the enemy by the United States Army. I would never turn around and attack someone like he did to Zimmerman. There are no winners here, Martian is dead, Zimmerman is marked for life.

         
      • Bubba posted at 8:15 am on Sun, Jul 14, 2013.

        Bubba Posts: 602

        Hooray! The jury followed the law!

         
      • Mamma Griz posted at 12:10 am on Sun, Jul 14, 2013.

        Mamma Griz Posts: 217

        Justice denied!

         
      • Poolutek posted at 10:24 pm on Sat, Jul 13, 2013.

        Poolutek Posts: 1

        ???

         

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