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Jury finds Zimmerman not guilty – Yahoo! News

By Liz Goodwin

SANFORD, Fla–The jury in the trial of George Zimmerman has found the neighborhood watchman not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin.Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Martin, a 17 year old black boy whom the defendant shot during a scuffle in a nearby gated community on Feb 26, 2012. The jury also could have convicted Zimmerman on the lesser charge of manslaughter but did not do so. The six-woman panel signed they had reached a verdict 9:45 pm ET and filed into the courtroom around 10 pm. After the verdict was read, Judge Debra Nelson polled the jurors to make sure each agreed with the decision. She then told Zimmerman he was free to go. Zimmerman showed little emotion as the verdict was read.The decision from the jury was expected to spark outrage from Martin family supporters who say the teen’s death was ignored by police and prosecutors for weeks because of his race. Martin was black, and Zimmerman is half white and half Hispanic.

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If anyone made this case about race, it was the mainstream news media, from this article “Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Martin, a 17 year old black boy… Martin was black, and Zimmerman is half white and half Hispanic.” How many times have you heard the news media call President Obama “the first half white and half black American President”? How about a national news story on the black on black murder sprees the last few holiday weekends in Chicago? Throw in Al Sharpton while you’re at it. Now Zimmerman needs to take NBC to court for doctoring that 911 phone call. Here’s how ABC broke it down…

By Senti Tienabeso

… Zimmerman, 29, was accused of second degree murder for shooting Martin, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. The case quickly got racial overtones when Sanford law enforcement declined to arrest Zimmerman.

Zimmerman is a white Hispanic and Martin was black.

Zimmerman was arrested nearly two months later after the state appointed Angela Corey as a special prosecutor and she brought second degree murder charges against him.

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