Special to SEGAZINE
George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin at 10 p.m. tonight after deliberating for more than 15 hours over two days.
The jury returned the verdict shorty after returning to the jury room from their evening meal.
The asked the judge for a definition of manslaughter shortly before they returned the verdict.
Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder but the judge approved a prosecution request to add a charge of manslaughter late in the trial.
But the jury decided that the incident was a case of self defense and exonerated Zimmerman.