The verdict, handed down by a jury of 6 women means his act of ‘deadly force’ was justifiable in a sense that made logical sense to the jury — however protesters across the United States have already erupted in anger.
The jurors in the case ultimately felt Zimmerman didn’t intentionally commit an act or acts that caused death” or demonstrate a “depraved mind without regard for human life” — Florida’s definitions of manslaughter and second-degree murder, respectively.
Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’ Mara said in a press conference following the verdict that his client now needs to get on with his life.
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