Trayvon Benjamin Martin
The families of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are reacting on Twitter after the former neighborhood watch volunteer was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen.
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.
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.