Zimmerman Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin

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SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman never denied shooting Trayvon Martin, saying he did so in self defense. Late Saturday night, a Florida jury found him not guilty in the teenager’s death.

The verdict caps a case that has inflamed passions for well over a year, much of it focused on race and gun rights.

The six jurors — all of them women — deliberated for 16½ hours total, including 13 on Saturday alone, before delivering their verdict. Five of the women are white, one is a minority.

None of them wanted to speak to the media after the verdict, court spokeswoman Michelle Kennedy tweeted.

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