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George Zimmerman found not guilty

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After deliberating for more than 15 hours over two days,  jurors have reached a not guilty verdict in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial.

The jurors notified the judge Saturday night a little before 10 pm local time. The six-member, all-woman jury began deliberating at 2:30 p.m. Friday after spending part of the day listening to the defense closing arguments and a rebuttal from the prosecution.
 
Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's death, but jurors also had the option to choose manslaughter. The jury had a question about the option of manslaughter earlier in the evening.

 Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense. The case drew massive protests after a 44-day delay in Zimmerman's arrest. Demonstrators demanded Zimmerman's arrest.
 
The police chief in Sanford, where Martin was shot and where the trial is being held, urged peace after the verdict was read. 

 

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