Second Degree Murder
The streets of South Florida remain calm in the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.
After more than a year, a jury has issued its verdict on the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman. After more than 15 hours of deliberation, the jury found Zimmerman not guilty.
The six female jurors in the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the fatal shooting of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, have reached a verdict on the second day of deliberations.
Jurors in the trial of George Zimmerman adjourned Friday night and will deliberating first thing Saturday morning. Judge Debra Nelson announced the decision of the jurors at 6 p.m. They will be back in the jury room at 9 a.m. Saturday.
More than one hundred people gathered Friday night at a Miami Gardens church to pray for one of their fellow members as she awaits the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
After 12 days of testimony, the witnesses are done and the judge asks George Zimmerman, “Is it your decision not to testify in this case?” “Yes, your honor,” he said.
The second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman will be back in the courtroom Monday morning as the defense gets into the heart of its case.
For a third day, attorneys tried to seat a jury for the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the shooting of an unarmed Miami teen.
Jury selection is expected to continue Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman for the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012.
George Zimmerman’s mother, Gladys, has released a letter to the public on the one-year anniversary of her son’s arrest that is critical of the justice system and how the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has been handled.