George Zimmerman: Not Guilty of Murder in Trayvon Martin Death

Those of you following the Trayvon Martin case. A verdict has come in. From CNN.

George Zimmerman is not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin, a Florida jury decided late Saturday.

The fact that Zimmerman fired the bullet that killed Martin was never in question, but the verdict means the six-person jury had reasonable doubt that the shooting amounted to a criminal act.

The verdict caps a case that has inflamed passions for well over a year, much of it focused on race and gun rights.

The six-person jury — all women — basically had three choices: to find Zimmerman guilty of second-degree murder; to find him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter; or to find him not guilty.

The jurors deliberated for 16½ hours total, including 13 on Saturday alone, before delivering its verdict.

I’m not surprised I knew the jury would not be able to convict him beyond a reasonable doubt with the instructions given and evidence presented to them.

The verdict still stinks, though.

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