George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty!

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty!

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the Trayvon Martin case! Are you shocked?

A jury of six women handed down the verdict in the Florida courtroom where George was charged with 2nd degree murder and a lesser charge of manslaughter. With regard to the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman faced life in prison.

TMZ has the full report:

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.

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.

What do you think of the jury’s decision to hand down a not guilty verdict in this case? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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