George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager, was found not guilty of second-degree murder, as well as manslaughter.
The jury of six women deliberated for about 15 hours.
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara said, “George Zimmerman was never guilty of anything except protecting himself in self-defense.”
The decision means that the jury believed that Mr. Zimmerman’s use of deadly force was, according to Florida law, “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm” to himself.”
Given what you know about the case, do you agree with the jury?
The verdict was the climax of a controversial case that many feared would produce a violent reaction.
What are your thoughts on the way this case was handled, and it’s resolution?