In less than 24 hours (but two actual days), the jury of six women return with the verdict in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial.
George Zimmerman’s murder trial, in Sanford, FL, involving 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has now come to a close. Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY of second degree murder, as well as NOT GUILTY of Manslaughter.
If you’ve been following the case, it was an intense and almost overwhelmingly emotional trial as it seemed to be a slam dunk case of a young black man walking in his own neighborhood and being followed, then killed, by a White/Hispanic man who believed he was “a threat”.
The Defense essentially won their self-defense argument, and the non-diverse jury of six women, made up of at least 5 white women, came back with a completely Not Guilty verdict. While it was shocking, it wasn’t as shocking to many people with legal expertise and those who have been watching the case and hoping that the jury heard what was really important.