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VIDEO: Jurors find George Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd degree murder in killing of Trayvon Martin
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VIDEO: Jurors find George Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd degree murder in killing of Trayvon Martin

VIDEO: Jurors find George Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd degree murder in killing of Trayvon Martin
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VIDEO: Jurors find George Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd degree murder in killing of Trayvon Martin

Jurors in George Zimmerman's murder trial have found the neighborhood watch volunteer not guilty of second degree murder.

A group of six women spent more than nine hours determining that Zimmerman acted in self defense almost a year and a half ago when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder, but the jury was allowed to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. Zimmerman maintains that he shot Martin in self-defense last year.

Zimmerman had faced a maximum prison sentence of life for second-degree murder. He could have received 30 years if convicted of manslaughter, due to extra sentencing guidelines for committing a crime with a gun.

Jurors began deliberations Friday afternoon and deliberated for three and a half hours Friday.

They decided to stop just before 6 P.M. Florida time. They resumed at 9 A.M. Saturday.

About two hours into their discussions, they asked for a list of the evidence.

Jurors in George Zimmerman's murder trial asked the judge a question late in their second day of deliberations. They asked "May we please have clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter?"

The judge called for a 30 minute recess for attorneys to discuss how to answer. Attorneys for the prosecution and the defense asked the judge to respond to the jury's question with a request for further clarification on the jury's question.

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