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George Zimmerman has just been found NOT GUILTY.

A jury of six women returned the verdict moments ago in a Florida courtroom, acquitting Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder, as well as the lesser charge of manslaughter, in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. If convicted, Zimmerman had faced up to life in prison. The not guilty verdict means the jury of found Zimmerman acted in self-defense — in other words, he justifiably used deadly force and reasonably believed that such force was necessary to prevent either his own death or great bodily harm to himself.

Zimmerman was charged after shooting and killing Martin in a Florida suburb in 2011.Zimmerman — a community watchman — claims he shot Trayvon in self-defense after Trayvon attacked him. via: tmz

BREAKING NEWS: GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FOUND NOT GUILTY  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com