George Zimmerman found not guilty

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After two weeks, over 56 witnesses and 200 exhibits, the George Zimmerman case is now closed.

The jury- composed of six women- weighed the case for 16 hours over two days and decided that Zimmerman was not guilty of second degree murder and he was not guilty of manslaughter for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman had admitted to killing Martin back in February of 2012, but he made the claim that Martin had attacked him and he was acting out in self-defense. The Martin family believed that race was a major factor.

The prosecution argued that Zimmerman didn’t have to go head and kill Martin, and while the prosecution did their dance, the defense believed the case against Zimmerman was weak.

No doubt this has been a case with a verdict that has left many heavy hearted and still wanting justice, but hey, that’s our justice system—you’re either guilty or not guilty and as soon as that jury makes up their mind, that’s the decision that both ends have to live with.