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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.

George Zimmerman

  • Guilty
  • Not Guilty
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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16.

A Human    

wooooooooooow

WTF?

279 days ago
17.

Lucky_130    

Trayvon should have taken his Skittles and gone home to watch the Basketball game with his dad, the end

279 days ago
18.

Georgie    

The prosecutors fought in the end and they fought hard, excellent closing speeches. But it came a little too late. For every "expert witness" presented by the defense, the prosecutors did not present a rebuttal expert witness. They dropped the ball, RACIST WHITEY WINS. All who support George Zimmerman, I hope your children die a similar fate. Let's see if you hem and haw and rationalize murder then.

279 days ago
19.

Kadaj    

Jury had 5 white women on it held in Florida. He was NEVER going to be convicted.

279 days ago
20.

Rocko    

It's official! It's illegal to be black in 'Murica!

279 days ago
21.

static    

Justice.

279 days ago
22.

Trent    

First Casey Anthony, now George Zimmerman...what have we learned? If you're going to kill somebody do it in Florida.

279 days ago
23.

nomuff2tuff    

apperantly the knock knock joke worked...

279 days ago
24.

davej    

Thats one for the good guy. Punks beware!

279 days ago
25.

Jordan    

How do you feel about being his neighbor now that he is free WITH HIS GUN BACK IN HIS HANDS, Free to SHOOT AGAIN.

279 days ago
26.

TIRED    

Finally!! The truth is finally out! Knew he was innocent from the beginning.... And yes I'm black!

279 days ago
27.

Steven    

The kid did not deserve to die; however he bought into the moma housed fan boy play gangsta Helsinki syndrome. He definitely seemed to the average person like a gang banger.

279 days ago
28.

Georgie    

When it comes to race, whites will never know right from wrong. It is their greatest failure - erasing every accomplishment.

279 days ago
29.

Rachel Santana    

hey

279 days ago
30.

imaj0208    

You ****ing bastard. I am saddened buy this. Karma will prevail.

279 days ago
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