Not guilty! What is there to say? Certainly, the radios, papers, and talk shows will be filled with conversation for weeks after this recent revelation of outcome. Certainly, the nation will be filled with enlivened opinions about the results of this jury’s verdict.
George Zimmerman has been declared not guilty on the charges of murdering Trayvon Benjamin Martin! A jury of six females deliberated for sixteen and one-half hours, spanning over two days, to reach a final verdict of not guilty of second-degree murder. Five of the jurors were White, and one was of a minority ethnicity.
The statement is that the jurors reached this verdict because they truly did not believe that George Zimmerman did not murder Trayvon Martin with intent. It is being said that his shot was not meant to kill Trayvon Martin. According to Florida laws, George Zimmerman did abide by The Stand Your Ground Law. This is the conclusion that the jurors reached, and due to this, George Zimmerman is a free man, who will soon be allowed to have free access to his gun.
Interviews were given to the family of George Zimmerman. His brother, Robert, stated that he was relieved that the entire ordeal has ended. He stated that the Zimmerman family feels the same way. Robert Zimmerman has received feeds through Twitter about people wanting to kill George! Due to this, and likely because of other issues surrounding this trial, Robert Zimmerman fears for his brother George’s life.
Understandably, Trayvon Martin’s parents are devastated by this entire affair. His father, Tracy Martin, and his mother, Sabrina Martin, both remain saddened. Both parents stood through the trial at The Seminole County Courthouse to show solidarity and support for their child in the face of incredible pain, and one of the most horrific levels of loss. Even after all had been completed with the trial, Mr. Tracy Martin was able to tweet, “even though I am brokenhearted, my faith is un-shattered. I will ALWAYS love my baby Tray”.