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Juror: Some wanted to convict Zimmerman initially

MIAMI (AP) — Three jurors in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial initially favored convicting him of that offense or manslaughter, but the six-woman jury ultimately voted to acquit him after more closely examining the law, […]

07/15/2013

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Sanford, Fla. somberly absorbs Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after Jackie Robinson was run out of town, Sanford is absorbing what some see as another blow to race relations: the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing […]

07/15/2013

Demonstrators march holding a cut-out of Trayvon Martin during a protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Protests in LA over Zimmerman acquittal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With a “prayer rally” planned for tonight in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, local civil rights activists and other leaders urged […]

07/15/2013

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Overview of Zimmerman trial, verdict, what’s next

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s trial in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin lasted nearly three weeks and concluded Saturday night with an acquittal. The case unleashed debate nationwide over racial profiling, self-defense […]

07/14/2013

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Justice Dept.: Zimmerman case under review

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors will file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been […]

07/14/2013

Judge Debra Nelson during trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain on trial for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida (AP Photo).

Jury instructions at center of Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Despite a clamoring by some for a conviction against George Zimmerman, jurors acquitted the former neighborhood watch leader of all charges, leaving many Americans to wonder how the justice system allowed […]

07/14/2013

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Authorities plead for peace in Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — With police and civic leaders urging calm, a jury began deliberating George Zimmerman’s fate Friday after hearing dueling portraits of the neighborhood watch captain: a cop wannabe who took the law […]

07/12/2013

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Final arguments wrap up in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s lawyers made one last attempt Friday to convince a jury the neighborhood watch volunteer shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense, saying the prosecution’s case for murder is built on […]

07/12/2013

Judge Debra Nelson during trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain on trial for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida (AP Photo).

Jury in Zimmerman case may consider manslaughter

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge said Thursday that jurors in the George Zimmerman case can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, but she denied a request for the jury also to consider third-degree murder […]

07/11/2013

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Defense rests case in George Zimerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys have rested their case in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial after calling 18 witnesses over less than a week. Prosecutors now plan to call two rebuttal witnesses. Both sides […]

07/10/2013

George Zimmerman (AP Photo)

Expert: Zimmerman was in worse shape than Martin

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A public safety expert called by the defense says George Zimmerman’s physical capabilities were inferior to those of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Former police officer Dennis Root was called as a witness […]

07/10/2013

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Defense seeks to introduce Trayvon Martin’s texts

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a Florida judge on Tuesday to introduce Trayvon Martin’s text messages and a Facebook posting dealing with fighting as evidence at George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial. As defense […]

07/09/2013

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