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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Becky2... did your mother not give you enough attention as a child?

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@ TeeCee

i was never a child.. u have me mixed up with humanoids,,, so try your best not to snort so much meth, i know its hard to concentrate on the subject but this is about a fat disgusting pig that murdered a child,, now put the pipe down, okay??

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There is no such thing as true justice in this fucked up country of ours...I feel terrible for Trayvon and his family.

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@ Anonymous

Yes it is Fu*ked up! Why can't you and your people ( who ever they are) get excited about other killings! The energy you have put out into making Zimmerman guilty only shows your racism. I can see it and so can others! This means your creditably is ZERO! The media lead you to believe Zimmerman was a racist, a monster and murderer and the proof WAS NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER THERE! What is it you don't get! Blacks die in masses and your whole world was rapped up in this case! No wonder you are disappointed. The ones that have crucified Zimmerman before the trial are the real racist! Here we are in another day- your faith is in Obama- you believe the whites hate blacks and you cannot move past this LIE! Your are the sheep that got lost and you have much company! You are in a land of lost hope and this BIGOTRY is what keeps you crippled. Open your fu*king eyes!

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@ Anonymous

Texas & Florida infested with evil animals, if not our entire Nation/Government that want war so they can impose Marshall Law but they have to take whites guns too!

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This is a new day. There are plenty of other tragic killings out there. Today all you white liberals can go to Chicago and wave your banners in protest of the many black people that were killed this same week! Does this interest you? Is it not a life? Does your hypocrisy only go so far? Does the shooter have to be white? You are pathetic!

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@ Keep it real

who are you BITCHING TO??? LOL!!!!!!!!!! Nobody here but Pinks yelling and screaming bc you all are projecting your GUILT!

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1st he's white then they found out he was Hispanic. Then they say he was on top- then they found he was on bottom. The State of Florida didn't get anything right. That's what happens when you try and frame a honest citizen. Obamas team pushed this and true justice pushed back! It was a travesty and the racist team lost. Shame about the kid but hopefully people will learn! Life is not a reality show. The media played all you liberal racist puppets.

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@ Gouts a good day

Obama.Weak ass whites. Liberals. Santa Claus.
The Excuses are Mind Boggling.

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@ Gouts a good day

This is the reasons PINKS continue to be so savagely racist, they think they were created by a god and blacks evolved from monkeys. BUT here is the SCIENTIFIC Proof of the matter,,,, 85% of our world population has monkey blood in them, the RHesus Monkey, for that is the ONLY reason anyone's blood type would be either O+, A+, B+ or AB+. The (+) means your blood tested POSITIVE for the RHesus Monkey antigen/protein/gene (RH+). The same breed Chimp sent up into Space by USA & Russia and is tested on by Scientist for Big Pharmaceuticals. I theorize the more RH protein in the blood, the more religious, anti'choice, pro'war that individual can become. I also theorize RH+ Humans are the Missing Link. 15% of Us (i'm O-) test(-) NEGATIVE for the antigen making us either O-, A-, B- or AB- (RH-). Its the same CHIMP that was used to create the AIDs Virus so that it attacks a specific blood type in Humans.

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And the liberal racists will scream for "justice" as the media pushes their agenda. The sheep will bleat.

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@ MontanaTrace

Yes, it's a terrible thing to be Liberal. Enlightened, Unbiased, Open minded and Charitable. I hate myself for these wretched Traits.If only I could be Nasty& Irrational.

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@ MontanaTrace

what about them libbbberaaaaaall parents??? Now if they took our guns like that boey's life, then they'd have a leg to stand on, right my PINK brother??

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This is the reasons PINKS continue to be so savagely racist, they think they were created by a god and blacks evolved from monkeys. BUT here is the SCIENTIFIC Proof of the matter,,,, 85% of our world population has monkey blood in them, the RHesus Monkey, for that is the ONLY reason anyone's blood type would be either O+, A+, B+ or AB+. The (+) means your blood tested POSITIVE for the RHesus Monkey antigen/protein/gene (RH+). The same breed Chimp sent up into Space by USA & Russia and is tested on by Scientist for Big Pharmaceuticals. I theorize the more RH protein in the blood, the more religious, anti'choice, pro'war that individual can become. I also theorize RH+ Humans are the Missing Link. 15% of Us (i'm O-) test(-) NEGATIVE for the antigen making us either O-, A-, B- or AB- (RH-). Its the same CHIMP that was used to create the AIDs Virus so that it attacks a specific blood type in Humans.

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@ BeckySue

Take off your mask racist boy! Have you learned nothing from this?

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@ Hey stupid

"New Study Links Racism and Conservative Beliefs with Low IQ" "Conservatism Thrives on Low Intelligence and Poor Information" "Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice" "Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

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WHERE WAS NIGGER OB AMA AND THE DOJ HATE CRIME CHARGES DURING THE NJ HOME INVASION STORY?............YEP RACIST NIGGERS

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@ imma gunna git sum

Becky was actually correct on the statistics of this study.You are a perfect example of a right wing Blithering lunatic.You need to read ''The Friendship Book'.
Crazy, man.

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@ imma gunna git sum

"New Study Links Racism and Conservative Beliefs with Low IQ" "Conservatism Thrives on Low Intelligence and Poor Information" "Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice" "Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

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@ BeckySue

Study your food stamp ass a job.

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@ Hey stupid

"New Study Links Racism and Conservative Beliefs with Low IQ" "Conservatism Thrives on Low Intelligence and Poor Information" "Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice" "Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

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I am so mad! Zimmerman's fat ass should be in prison not free.

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@ AMK

And whats sadder is white incarcerated dudes are going to have to pay for this instead.

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Has nothing to do with race. It's always about "who" has the better lawyer. Had Zimmerman listened to the cops suggestions, nothing would have happened. A boy with a package of skittles and a soda is dead. Trayvon was half the size of GZ, (wannabecop.) He had better join up with Casey Anthoney because he is a marked man.

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@ islandgal

Well said

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@ islandgal

Or TM should have listened to his gf who told him to run, instead of trying to be a badass and confronting him.
Or maybe just calmly talk and ask to speak with the police on the phone?
If stupid arrogant TM had placed a 911 call instead of cheating with his gf, Zimmerman would be on death row right now. Lots of ways this could have been prevented, from both parties.

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@ Big+daddy

Would have been,Could have been does Trayvon no good now.Curious George should have been
at home watching CSI Miami but it was only a matter of time til
he killed somebody's kid.
C.G. is a loose cannon and now ever other Bully can draw on this American inspiration.

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Personally, I think Trayvon's father should of driven his son to the store. In todays society,people feel threatened by young black men dressed like thugs. And sad to say, that I've almost been a victim to being robbed by a black man a few years ago. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt,I eas getting gas and this young thug comes towards me at night dressed like a thug. I couldn't help but think of that night. When considering the Zimmerman case.

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@ For+Sure

How did u know his dad has a car?

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