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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 02:35 PM Jul 2013

Breaking: Jurors Start Deliberations in George Zimmerman Case [View all]

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Source: Associated Press

@AP: BREAKING: Jurors leave courtroom to start deliberations in George Zimmerman murder trial.


— Jul. 12 2:44 PM EDT

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A jury began deliberating George Zimmerman's fate Friday after hearing dueling portraits of the neighborhood watch captain: a wannabe cop who took the law into his own hands or a well-meaning volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin because he feared for his life.

Before the jury got the case, Zimmerman's lawyers put a concrete slab and two life-size cardboard cutouts in front of the jury box in one last attempt to convince the panel Zimmerman shot the unarmed 17-year-old Martin in self-defense.

Attorney Mark O'Mara used the slab to make the point that it could be used as a weapon. He showed cutouts of Zimmerman and Martin to demonstrate that the teenager was considerably taller and he displayed a computer-animated depiction of the fight based on Zimmerman's account.

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In a rebuttal, prosecutor John Guy accused Zimmerman of telling "so many lies." He said Martin's last emotion was one of fear as Zimmerman followed him in a neighborhood of townhomes on a rainy night Feb. 26, 2012.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/final-arguments-wrap-zimmerman-trial

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May the force, and words of Prosecutor John Guy, be with them...... nt Ninga Jul 2013 #1
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ hlthe2b Jul 2013 #2
Justice for Trayvon and his family warrior1 Jul 2013 #3
the deliberations could take an hour or days. nt Deep13 Jul 2013 #4
Hey George sorefeet Jul 2013 #5
not holding my breath .... even though the whole thing stinks srican69 Jul 2013 #6
One word, six letters. Guilty. Guilty of gun extremism, overt racism, and murder. nt onehandle Jul 2013 #7
I never try Berlin Expat Jul 2013 #8
"....guilty of gun extremism....." What is the punishment for that? Duckwraps Jul 2013 #21
I dunno but presumably "firing squad" is off the list. Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2013 #26
LOL!!!!!!! Duckwraps Jul 2013 #27
Jury has to believe that GZ was able to get at his gun chelsea0011 Jul 2013 #9
And being choked. Hayabusa Jul 2013 #13
Don't forget that TM was able to do all of this damage while holding a bag of Skittles, displacedtexan Jul 2013 #28
Actually, the police report states that the skittles were found in Trayvon's pocket onenote Jul 2013 #29
Can't see 2nd Degree ... Lenomsky Jul 2013 #10
He began it because there were no witnesses and he thought he could get away with shoooting him. bushisanidiot Jul 2013 #14
He did mean to kill Trayvon! tblue Jul 2013 #30
You Defined Premeditation (Meant To Kill) DallasNE Jul 2013 #37
second degree because he had ill will Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #40
There was only 4" differences in their heights, but cardboard cutouts were about 1 foot difference. bushisanidiot Jul 2013 #11
"for being black" tblue Jul 2013 #31
every dangerous person I've had to deal with, or protect myself from, has been white. Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #41
Me, too. korak Jul 2013 #43
not sure of the source of this... neohippie Jul 2013 #12
Keep In Mind DallasNE Jul 2013 #38
I just John2 Jul 2013 #15
I really hope the riots aren't too bad here in Florida geomon666 Jul 2013 #16
Maybe I've watched too much Law and Order, but..... chuckstevens Jul 2013 #17
Playing the race card, Duckwraps Jul 2013 #19
You're Right, but chuckstevens Jul 2013 #25
I think what Mr. Guy did regarding race was brilliant. Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #42
The Case Ended As It Started DallasNE Jul 2013 #18
Well, after seeing John2 Jul 2013 #20
Good Point DallasNE Jul 2013 #24
"Could have." Igel Jul 2013 #35
That Wasn't My Point DallasNE Jul 2013 #39
Zimmerman's " punks always get away" attitude is stuck in my mind. So Zimmerman was lumpy Jul 2013 #32
If the cop who "accidentally" killed Oscar Grant could serve time for manslaughter, alp227 Jul 2013 #22
I can't wait to see it. tblue Jul 2013 #33
@AP: BREAKING: Jury in Zimmerman murder trial has a question for judge; they want an index of all ev Hissyspit Jul 2013 #23
That's good. Igel Jul 2013 #36
In recess = no verdict hexola Jul 2013 #34
buba is a waiting... QUALITYCONTRoll Jul 2013 #44
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