(George Zimmerman, right, is congratulated by his defense team after being found not guilty during Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Jurors found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Martin in Sanford, Fla. The six-member, all-woman jury deliberated for more than 15 hours over two days before reaching their decision Saturday night. (AP Photo/Gary W. Green, Pool) )
Photo gallery: Zimmerman trial — gunshot to acquittal
| The Associated Press
First Published Jul 13 2013 10:13 pm • Last Updated Jul 13 2013 10:13 pm
In February 2012, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. That is not in dispute. The question was whether it was second-degree murder or manslaughter, or if he acted in self-defense. The jury has spoken: Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday night. After the killing, people angry with the shooting took to the streets to protest the lack of an arrest. After Zimmerman was arrested, throngs of both his supporters and opponents have been riveted by the case. It took the jury of six women 15 hours over two days to determine Zimmerman’s fate.
Here’s a chronological gallery of photos looking back at the case, from gunshot to his acquittal by a jury.
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