George Zimmerman has been acquitted of all charges in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
The jury of six women informed Judge Debra Nelson shortly before 10 p.m. local time Saturday that they had reached a verdict after deliberating for approximately 15 hours over two days.
After hearing the verdict, Judge Nelson told Zimmerman he was free to go.
The president crossed the line … injected politics … shouldn’t have intervened …
Both George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin “profiled” each other.
Juan Williams: The family wanted justice. Concern (until pressure was brought to bear) that no-one was held to account and there was a dead child.
Geraldo Rivera: Case shouldn’t have been taken to court. It was a tragedy, but not a criminal tragedy.
FoxNews Lady: It’s wrong to lay charges to “make people feel better”.
Information withheld from Defense until whistleblower passed it on.
Daryl Parks & Ben Crumps Martin family’s attorneys:
Accept the jury’s verdict. Family is heartbroken.
Thanking those who protested and petitioned, urging the trial, and expressed support for Trayvon Martin.
Dr Bernice King (Martin Luther’s daughter) tweeted the attorneys, quoting her father:
“We must conducted ourselves on the higher plane of dignity and discipline“.
Trayvon Martin as a symbol.
“For Travyon to rest in peace we must all be peaceful.”
Should acknowledge “racial undertones”.
Reporter asks, what if the races were the other way around? Ben Crumps sidesteps.
Lady attorney notes that a number of changes have now been made that may save the life of another child in the future. If, in the future, someone with a gun follows another, they’ll be more careful in the future.