Bradley Jay: ‘What Is Your Reaction To The Zimmerman Verdict?’
George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager, was found not guilty of second-degree murder, as well as manslaughter.READ MORE: Bail Set For Woburn Man Accused Of Accidentally Shooting Friend While Showing Off Gun
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.”READ MORE: Head Of The Charles Regatta Will Return To Boston This Fall
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.MORE NEWS: 3 Boston Police Officers, City Sued For Alleged Excessive Force On 4 Protesters In May 2020 Riot
What are your thoughts on the way this case was handled, and it’s resolution?