George Zimmerman is found not guilty

A jurty acquitted Zimmerman of all charges on Saturday, July 13th. Abagond has a post and emotions are running deep for many people. I am truly hurt by this.


On July 13th 2013 in America, George Zimmerman was found “not guilty” of both murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watchman in Sanford, Florida, shot Martin dead on the night of February 26th 2012. Martin was 17, black and unarmed. Zimmerman got a bloody nose and some scratches on his head and said it was self-defence.

Zimmerman, the son of a White American judge and a Peruvian American law clerk, was found not guilty by a jury of five white women and one mixed-race woman. It took them 16 hours and 20 minutes to come to a decision. From questions they asked the judge, it seems they were unsure whether the shooting was manslaughter or self-defence.

The defence lawyers who defended Zimmerman were happy, smiling, making jokes, ha-ha. They thought it was terrible that Zimmerman should have even been tried. They blamed…

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1 thought on “George Zimmerman is found not guilty”

  1. I can’t even imagine how Trayvon’s friends and family are feeling right now. I feel sick to my stomach. I knew things were fucked up in the US, but I guess I really had no idea.


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