George Zimmerman Verdict: NOT GUILTY of Murder, Manslaughter in Trayvon Martin Trial

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Following a weeks-long trial and a case that has captivated the nation for a year and a half, a Sanford, Fla., jury has reached a verdict in the George Zimmerman case:

Not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

George Zimmerman in Court

They reached a verdict after deliberating all day Saturday. Late in the evening, jurors asked for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter.

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

Just before 10 p.m., they reached a verdict and acquitted Zimmerman of all charges in the controversial case - one ultimately filled with reasonable doubt.

A conviction would mean jurors rejected Zimmerman's claim he killed in self defense, and "intentionally committed an act or acts that caused the death" of Martin.

Ultimately, they determined he was justified under the letter of the law.

Whether those laws are flawed is a different topic altogether, but after 16 hours of deliberations, jurors felt that the state's case was not strong enough.

Unable to establish what happened in the confrontation that left Martin dead, prosecutors could not prove murder or manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt.

Persuading jurors of who was the aggressor that night was the primary goal of both sides, and the defense seemed to prevail throughout the trial.

The shouts on the 911 calls and whether it was Martin or Zimmerman heard screaming for help was a point of contention, both disputed and inconclusive.

Experts also testified that Zimmerman's bloody head injuries could have been caused by blunt contact with concrete, which seemed to bolster his case.

Prosecutors said in a press conference after the fact that they respect the verdict, but are disappointed just the same, believing he is in fact guilty.

In the end, they said Zimmerman profiled Martin, Zimmerman followed Martin, and Zimmerman exceeded the boundaries of his right to self-defense.

What do you think? Did the jury reach the correct verdict?

 

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Da vincian

Here 's a quote:
""I'm a little old white lady, and I'll tell you what makes people angry enough to "attack the way Trayvon did" (if he did). Strange men following them around when they're walking home from the store telling them to wait because the police are coming, and you'd BETTER stay because that strange man has a gun and if you leave he's going to shoot you. THAT and the 1000 other times someone talked to you like that in your mere 17 years of life. DUH."

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This trial has been an excercise in proving how racist nghrs are....no good f-n coons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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@ fwiw

another PINK monkey on the loooose!!! COPS are killing WHITES all over America today and shooting your fucking dogs too AND they are coming for your GUNS!!
"California dad 'begged for his life' as police beat him to death - witnesses"
"Police: Officer fired at unarmed man during traffic stop" "Diabetic man beaten by Henderson police during traffic stop" "When Police Shoot And Kill Unarmed Men" "California cop shoots unarmed man eleven times" "*VIDEO* COPS SHOOT UNARMED MAN IN BED 16 TIMES, DEPT OF CORRECTIONS SAYS: “OK”"

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@ BeckySue

I'm certain of it now! Your face does look like a hat full of assholes with the shit sucked out of it. I'll bet you have grease all over you from Jerome's jery curl? The only thinks pink on you is the blisters on your ass from sitting down all day in front of that stolen laptop. That breath could only be cured by eating dinosaur shit!

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@ BeckySue

That picture of your face looks like a hat full of assholes

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@ Mother love

LOL!!! funny! Those are pink face, hazel eyes, blonde hair, Snow Monkeys, RHesus Monkeys whites evolved from, want proof???

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look it does not matter what happend in the court room last night..who say life was going to be fair we just got to deal with the out comes of what happend ''life goes on '' dont u think...

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Well hell sandy obviously we want freedom what dnt u get.well maybe ur not black.

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@ blacks+come+together

Dont white people say the most bizarre things??? "Blacks pushed for justice of a unarmed teen shot dead in the streets" by a rentacop, who would have thought?? And now they are also saying "well, i would have never walked anyway" ???? or "OJ got off" ???? That case happened 20 years ago!!! and that all they got???? fuckn nut!! SMH!!

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The blacks were the ones to push for prosecution, NOW they're not happy with the results ! What the he--do they want, other than to whine all the time......

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@ sandy

Push for prosecution????? so in your eyes, a wannabe cop shoots an unarmed teen, like you were once before,, and should get what???

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@ sandy

The hell is wrong with you? If all you saw throughout this trail is the color of the kids skin, then something is deeply wrong with you. All I know, is that a guy saw a black teen walking in his neighborhood (coming back from a gas station hold skittles and while talking on his cell phone) then decided to grab a gun, stalked him, then shot him.
The 911 operator even told the guy, don't follow him.
You shouldn't be allowed to get online Sandy... get some help.

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@ Nick Jones

exactly!!!

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@ Nick Jones

You dumbass you didn't say one thing correctly! Where in the fu*k have you been- under a rock? 7 Breakins in that complex in the last year! Including a home invasion. That's why Zimmerman was a watchman. Zimmerman lived there and payed rent- not the boy. Zimmerman had a gun permit. If you can't get close to the truth then shut the Fu*k up.

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@ Hey fool

Do not tell Nick to /#@###
You do not know the facts and you don't want to.George is a Killer,Trayvon is dead because of this idiot and to top it all off we have you,the misinformed, the misguided, Yammerin on and on about well, NOTHING.
Go watch your MonsterTrucks.

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@ Hey fool

You check your facts Treyvon lived at the complex where he was shot, with his dad and dad's girlfriend. He was a 45second walk from their doorstep. Also a gun permit doesn't give you the right to shoot an unarmed teen. A concealed carry isnt a hunting liscense.

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@ Hey fool

what does those crimes have to do with teens walking around in America??? Should they all get shoot, should u have been shot too??

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@ sandy

wouldn't you whine too if your child was walking home only to be killed by a trigger happy loser like Zimmerman. Let's think before we make a comment.

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@ houston,texas

My kid would not have walked home. He would be with me in my car and out of the damn rain. I know it hurts. The media guaranteed you that Zimmerman was a RACIST AND A MONSTER A HATER, and GUILTY and not one damn bit of it was true! You were lied to and that means- HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

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@ SAN ANTONIO

I don't know if it was raining when he left to the store , but my 17yr old can walk to the store or out in the street rain or not. I'm not talking off race or media, just why can't a kid walk unarmed without being stereotyped by a triggerhappy loser like Zimmerman, If anybody made it racial it was Zimmerman...Did you not hear his 911 taped call? And actually it's America we have a problem if people think its ok to kill someone just because you stereotype "certain" people and follow them for no reason. Have a blessed day, because mine is!!!!!!

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@ SAN ANTONIO

thats right, u have OBESE children whining about not getting a happy meal! Cops are shooting unarmed people all over the streets, this is what wannabe cop Zimmerman did and got off like Cops do, EVERYONE black or white should be OUTRAGED!!!

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Oops I ment no sale I love his comment.keep it upp preach the truth baby.

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@ blacks+come+together

You people on here are so fucking stupid you guys don't even watch and hear all the facts you guys listen to your friends who all they hear is someone who is not black on a black kid and think he's racist and then his friend ads to that and so on Zimmerman spends his time helping ghetto black youth his prom date was black his black friend said he's not racist he passed the lie detecter there was a lot of robbery around that time in that area he was in a dark area cutting threw: houses @ 1:30 in the morning and it was raining now doesn't that sound suspicious anyone with a hoodie looks suspicious and what is a kid doing out that late o that's right he was getting skittles that's why he got shot or may because he was hungry from all that weed which is most likely which probability is another reason why he was out so late he had no school because he got kicked out for a little bit which why he wasn't in Miami cuz his real mom kicked him out to live with his 2 timing dad next point also he got sent to him he was a troubled kid in his car trunk got caught with stolen merchandise and I think a gun and involved in a fight club troubled no please why most people become in organize fights people its a legal way to fight and people become fighter like that because there always getting in fights and can get along with most people zimmerman has a good background and those 911 class were edited the news got caught doing it which is why Zimmerman is suing them it was a missed understanding the kid took it to far he made home nd came back out to fit him and game on your going to die tonight said tray on Zimmerman didn't chase him he was going to get an address if but I thought tray Von was scared if he was why didn't he call 911 instead of talking to that lying slob on the phone the only ones who were racist was him and the slob

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@ david

You people on here are so fucking stupid you guys don't even watch and hear all the facts you guys listen to your friends who all they hear is someone who is not black on a black kid and think he's racist and then his friend ads to that and so on Zimmerman spends his time helping ghetto black youth his prom date was black his black friend said he's not racist he passed the lie detector there was a lot of robberys around that time in that area he was in a dark area cutting threw houses @ 1:30 in the morning and it was raining now doesn't that sound suspicious anyone with a hoodie looks suspicious and what is a kid doing out that late o that's right he was getting skittles that's why he got shot or maybe because he was hungry from all that weed which is most likely which probability is another reason why he was out so late he had no school because he got kicked out for a little bit which why he wasn't in Miami cuz his real mom kicked him out to live with his 2 timing dad also he got sent to him he was a troubled kid in his car trunk he got caught with stolen merchandise and I think a gun and involved in a fight club troubled no please why most people become in organize fights people its a legal way to fight and people become fighters like that because there always getting in fights and cant get along with most people zimmerman has a good background and those 911 calls were edited the news got caught doing it which is why Zimmerman is suing them it was a missed understanding the kid took it to far he made it home and came back out to fight him and game on your going to die tonight said tray on Zimmerman zimmerman didn't chase him he was going to get an address thought tray
Von was scared if he was why didn't he call 911 instead of talking to that lying slob on the phone the only ones who were racist was him and the slob she said it herself and Zimmerman's half white I guess blacks pick what side the person is like Obama's only black the one above got messed up

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I love these comments only the true comments no some white person trying to.stand upp for no dam reason

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Must be a lot of white people leaving there comments.hmm.thanks u for ur comment.this goes to no soul.ur not the only one that realizes the bullshit white people like to make into a rule.like as if they are so pure and harmless.really demons

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@ blacks come together

Yes ---blacks come together then get your shit together. We are all sick of the shit. We are sick of the crime, home invasions etc. your enemy is the media and they lied to you about everything. You want respect then start showing it.we are sick of the media not reporting black on white crime. Editing 911 tapes. Every time there is a mass killing they say it was a tea party member. We have had enough and if you have then that's a bad combination. Your race card closes my ears.

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The trial was blatantly obvious at the resentful mindset towards whites. How can anyone look past the horrors of black on black crime and focus on this trial. Home invasions like the one on these threads ( New Jersey) where a nanny cam is used and caught a black male beating the shit out of a WHITE WOMAN as her 3 year old sits on the couch hiding under a pillow 4 feet away! Where we're all you MF'ers then? Where was the sympathy written down in words! You want sympathy? Is that it? F-U! You want understanding- kiss my ass! 9 out of 10 race crimes is black on white and you people piss in people's ears about what's wrong? Bullsh*t! I can't even walk into a KFC with my family without hearing the word- MOTHERFU*Ker 12 times. I can sit around whites for a week and the topic of beating someone's ass will never come up and with blacks it's like food and absorbs any given conversation! It's a culture & it's a violent culture!

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@ No sale!

Cops are shooting unarmed people all over the streets, this is what wannabe cop Zimmerman did and got off like Cops do, EVERYONE black or white should be OUTRAGED!!!

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Pick a penny up and read it!! IN GOD WE TRUST!

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@ What's done is done..

fuck that SHIT!!! In ME I Trust!!!

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