July 13, 2013
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George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Demonstrators outside the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center reacted to the not guilty verdict.
The six-member, all-woman jury deliberated for more than 15 hours over two days before reaching their decision.
Kat Crowe (left) and Melinda O'Neal comforted each other in front of the courthouse in Sanford, Fla.
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Zimmerman (right) was escorted from the courtroom a free man.
After the verdict, State Attorney Angela Corey said she believed second-degree murder was the appropriate charge.
A woman wiped her tears in reaction to the verdict.
Two boys looked on as a woman spoke on the phone.
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Attorneys Natalie Jackson (from left), Benjamin Crump, and Daryl Parks sat in for the Martin family on Saturday.
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Zimmerman's family held hands with his legal team after hearing the verdict.
The shooting of 17-year-old Martin and the subsequent trial sparked a national debate about race as well as guns.
A member of the New Black Panther Party led a chant of "murder not manslaughter" as demonstrators waited for the verdict.
Demonstrator William Lee was asked by sheriff's deputies to step away from a group of Zimmerman supporters earlier in the day.
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A shouting match took place outside the courthouse during the second day of deliberations.
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