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George Zimmerman Not Guilty in Death of Trayvon Martin
Six jurors in Sanford, Florida have found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of teenager, Trayvon Martin. Jurors could have found Zimmerman guilty of 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. It became clear that jurors were not considering the 2nd degree charge when they sent a message to Judge Debra Nelson, asking about instructions regarding the manslaughter charge. Just before 10pm Saturday, jurors rendered a not guilty verdict. On WNPV’s AM-Edition Friday morning, Attorney Lance LoRusso, author of the book “When Cops Kill” predicted that the jury would have a difficult time convicting Zimmerman. LoRusso said, the manslaughter charge would be particularly difficult because it’s usually considered when neglect or an accident occurs resulting in death. LoRusso said the 2nd degree murder charge would also be tough for the jury because of the “stand your ground law’ in Florida.