Jury acquits Zimmerman in Florida killing Verdict ends case that spurred national debate on racial profiling ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Joe Burbank/Reuters George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. BRIAN BLANCO/EPA Demonstrators outside the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center reacted to the not guilty verdict. BRIAN BLANCO/EPA The six-member, all-woman jury deliberated for more than 15 hours over two days before reaching their decision. Scott Olson Kat Crowe (left) and Melinda O'Neal comforted each other in front of the courthouse in Sanford, Fla. Joe Burbank/Getty Images Zimmerman (right) was escorted from the courtroom a free man. Mike Brown/AP After the verdict, State Attorney Angela Corey said she believed second-degree murder was the appropriate charge. Brian Blanco/EPA A woman wiped her tears in reaction to the verdict. STEVE NESIUS/Reuters Two boys looked on as a woman spoke on the phone. Gary W. Green/ Attorneys Natalie Jackson (from left), Benjamin Crump, and Daryl Parks sat in for the Martin family on Saturday. Gary W. Green/EPA Zimmerman's family held hands with his legal team after hearing the verdict. JOE SKIPPER/Reuters The shooting of 17-year-old Martin and the subsequent trial sparked a national debate about race as well as guns. BRIAN BLANCO/EPA A member of the New Black Panther Party led a chant of "murder not manslaughter" as demonstrators waited for the verdict. BRIAN BLANCO/EPA Demonstrator William Lee was asked by sheriff's deputies to step away from a group of Zimmerman supporters earlier in the day. Gary W. Green/Getty Images A shouting match took place outside the courthouse during the second day of deliberations.