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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im a slutty white woman who voted for obama and i supported tryvon cuz ima low iq street waling ho and im liberal fwiw

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@ JILL F.

No, you're a fucking moron.

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@ Amy

Lol... Agree

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There is no justice for Trayvon Martin or his family. I feel so bad that the judicial system failed....yet again. Fuck Zimmerman, fuck that piece of shit ass jury....fuck the system. No justice, No peace.

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@ Anonymous

Shut your racist mouth! You are why we cannot stand your kind.

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@ Anonymous

There was justice when a young black thug threatened Mr Zimmerman. Obviously,his parents did him no favors in raising him to be racially conscious of what goes on in the US. Sad to say,but being young and black and dressed like a thug is asking for trouble. That's America for you! Listening to rap music and feeling angey at the world is probably one of the worst things a young black man do to homself.

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Well once again it looks like human life absolutely has no value.People beware!Be careful walking from a liqueur store with a bag of candy.A Zimmerman May Be In A Neighborhood Near You!

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@ kimberly

When you stereotype yourself as something to be afraid of, don't be surprised by the fear you will illicit.

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@ MontanaTrace

Holy Cow Shakespeare!
Where did you steal that profound and pithy axiom from?You must walk to the store in your pink pantsuit and tiara just so everyone can infer that you are a harmless if somewhat superficial
Goil.

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If you could put all that energy into black crime "Nightly" in Chicago then you may be someone one day! Weak sissies? Don't ever under estimate the heart of someone who is tired of the Sh*t! Did yours not learn anything from the civil rights era! As much as blacks were ridiculed in the 60's whites are also tired of the crap.

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@ Mirror- look in it!

Woah! Do you even know or care about History?So ignorant.Talk about weak sissies.So very sorry you are so sick of this crap.
Poor little fool.

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@ Mirror- look in it!

Yes, Weak Sissies. And get it right, Blacks weren't merely "ridiculed" in the 1960's, Stu. I mean, Mr. Pid.

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Great news, and good luck to Big George Z. American justice prevails.

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You will NEVER hear a racist shout their hatred for ANY act of racism. They never do. But you will ALWAYS hear them when they rush to accuse someone of playing the "race card". Good people, have you ever noticed this? ;)

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Zimmermans attorney said it best to a LA times reporter. The Media is to blame for all this uproar and heartache! From the beginning they painted him evil! The Black Panthers put a hit out on him! Obama compared him to a son! Holder justice department sent down buses to support the state on tax payers money! Nancy Grace, Don Lemon painted him evil! Al Sharpton, Jamie Foxx and so many more lead all the world in coloring Zimmerman to the point where he is the most HATED MAN in the world and not one God Damn shrewd of proof could justify this accusation! When are people going to quit buying into commentary and calling it News! The state could not win because the state couldn't find the evidence for a damn thing! Yes it's a tragedy that ANY DAMN ONE died but you can credit the pathetic excuse for American journalism for trying to feed you what you want instead of feeding you the truth! THIS MAN WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS before the trial started and people say they want JUSTICE? Are you kidding! Innocent till proven guilty? What the Fu*k happened to that!

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HE'S GUILTY AND HE'LL KILL AGAIN....THIS MAKES ME SICK.

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@ Alisa+Neely

Fo sho, he will hey he got away with killing a young black boy why not do it again his gun is his badge of armor. So after the verdict yes he gone his weapon. He may kill up alot of us because from this day on there was no JUSTICE for Trayvon basically it was okay for Zimmerman to take Trayvon life and profile him because he walked from the store in the rain wearing a hoodie. It irritates me when they say Trayvon had 4 mins to run or go home, he had a right to b there, why Zimmerman got his fat nasty ass out the car after being told not to. Why he's a wannabcop now forever known as a killer.

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@ Alisa+Neely

I agree with you. This makes me so sick

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James Mitchell - chump...anti racists are punks and will be dealt with..fags

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@ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Class act.Is that hate inbred or did you take classes for that?
You debased blacks, gays But you left out women.
Lucky for us,eh?

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trayvon was stalking white female joggers that night also....oh but according to PMSNBC da little nigga was goin out 2 git him sum skittles/

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@ fuh k u

Ur a fucking disgrace. Skittles or not he didnt deserve to die by and fat asshole with a happy trigger finger. What goes around come around u worthless piece of shit. If u nd any racists mf was on fire i would let u bitches burn wouldnt even piss on u bitches. Now how bout them apples

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@ Nukie

Nukie you just sound stupid... You can tell your black.

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@ Christie

For one i don't have a gang of kids if i did you nor the state have to take care of them. My kids have completed school have good jobs. I'm grown i have a freedom of speech to say what i want. And for reference your a example of Zimmerman. Everybody has a past good or bad, you pass judgment bout Trayvon, Do you know Zimmerman, Do you live with him be with the fat pig everyday or maybe your screwing the sweaty bastard? So if its no to those questions shut the fuck up. White ppl constantly put the black man Ddown, but its ok when white ppl go in the schools and kill innocent ppl because they didnt attention at home. Black ppl are strong and grounded we fight for ours white ppl are transparent see straight thru you albino monkey so weak you guys kill yourself. Be careful bitch there are alot of Djangos in the world. We are absolutely not in chains no more and gone sit back and let ppl from a different race beat us down. Slavery is over.

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@ Christie

Wow, Nukie you kiss you kids with that mouth? Typical black, uneducated woman.

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@ Christie

Class. Look at the way you talk..LOL... Grow up.

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@ Christie

@Nukie..does that you will the same as Trayvon!!!?? Its that screwed up mentality that you display,pure ignorance!!! That got Trayvon killed! You make a good example. Hopefully, you dont have a ton of bastard children. Because you're a screwup and they'll be screwups too

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@ Christie

Yes am black and proud. Nd proud to whip your ass ur a bad bitch behind the scene don't let George Zimmerman verdict get ur bitch ass fucked up.

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@ fuh k u

How would you know? Were you stalking Trayvon??

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