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George Zimmerman Acquitted in Trayvon Martin Killing

George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was found not guilty by a Florida jury in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

In a case that has drawn national attention over its implications for race and guns, yesterday’s decision was made by a six-woman jury in the city of Sanford that spent two days weighing whether the shooting of Martin was a crime or an act of self-defense.