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George ZImmerman

NOT GUILTY

7/14/2013 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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George Zimmerman
 has just been found NOT GUILTY.

A jury of six women returned the verdict moments ago in a Florida courtroom, acquitting Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder, as well as the lesser charge of manslaughter, in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. If he had been convicted, Zimmerman faced up to life in prison.

The not guilty verdict means the jury found Zimmerman acted in self-defense -- in other words, he justifiably used deadly force and reasonably believed that such force was necessary to prevent either his own death or great bodily harm to himself.

Zimmerman was charged after shooting and killing Martin in a Florida suburb in 2012.

Zimmerman -- a community watchman -- claimed he shot Trayvon in self-defense after Trayvon attacked him. Trayvon was unarmed at the time.

A firestorm of media attention has surrounded the case from the beginning -- with many celebs like Spike Lee, Roseanne Barr and LeBron James claiming the shooting was racially motivated.

The jury has spoken, but we still gotta ask ...

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1.

suckballs    

24/7 security forever for this fat pig

466 days ago
2.

Craig    

Watching the trial, being impartial. I would have voted not guilty. Sad a family lost a child. Sad a man will have to live the rest of his life looking behind his back. Nobody wins here.

466 days ago
3.

Rocky    

Let the streets have him, he won't last

466 days ago
4.

Xboxgamerxxx    

Woot woot! See he was not guilty! Oh yeah!

466 days ago
5.

AxlRose    

yikes!

466 days ago
6.

PeopleAreIdiots.com    

The way the prosecution presented this case, it was pretty clear he was going to walk. They did a ****ty job.

466 days ago
7.

chunkydough    

You have to present good evidence to a Florida jury. Not just rely on to hope for bias. This is the second big court case in Florida's recent history where the prosecutors screwed up. I hope Florida's DA office learns something. Note: The other big case was Casey Anthony's trial.

466 days ago
8.

SAY WHAT    

In case you were wondering what really happened that night according to the liberal media.........
9-year old Trayvon Martin was on his way home from choir practice and delivering hot meals to the elderly.
Trayvon stopped to hold umbrellas for a Girl Scout Troop which was raising money for quadriplegic AIDS victims in Africa. After he helped the Girl Scouts, he then delivered 10 Golden Retriever puppies which were breach birth.
Trayvon was helping an elderly veteran across the street while carrying a puppy home to his sister who was on her deathbed with just hours to live. He'd also picked her her favorite skittles candy and a bottle of iced tea.
That's when George Zimmerman pulled up in his Hummer, on his way home from a White Hispanic KKK meeting. High on meth and shouting racist slogans, GZ saw TM and opened up with his twin roof-mounted 50 caliber machine guns and shot Trayvon in the chest for being a black kid in a white neighborhood. Zimmerman is now a Detective on the Sanford Police Department.

466 days ago
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ANNIE24    

The racial & bigotted comments by every troll on here may now begin.

466 days ago
10.

King Anton    

Oh I don't even believe this ****!!

466 days ago
11.

KicksandGiggles    

The idiot jury pool sets another murderer free. Be afraid young minorities not just black, be very afraid because you are now bullseye for every neighborhood "watchman" who thinks your walking looks suspicious.

And of course the shoe can be worn on the other foot as well.

Tragic.

466 days ago
12.

brenda    

Say what will, American jurisprudence is still the best in the world.
Prosecution didn't make the case, defense did.

466 days ago
13.

rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

This sucks

466 days ago
14.

CoconutScrimp    

I wonder if George will go back to being a community watchman.

466 days ago
15.

A Human    

wooooooooooow

WTF?

466 days ago
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