After more than a year, a jury in Sanford issued its verdict on the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman. After more than 16 hours of deliberation, the jury found Zimmerman not guilty.
Zimmerman had claimed he shot Marting in self defense.READ MORE: 120 Opa-locka Residents Return Home After Gas Explosion At Apartment Complex
As the jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder of killing the Miami Gardens teen, Zimmerman blinked and barely smiled.READ MORE: Police Investigate Double Shooting In NW Miami-Dade
CBS4’s Jim DeFede spoke with state Senator Dwight Bullard and state Rep. Carlos Trujillo about Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law and what role it played in Zimmerman’s trial.
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