Breaking News: George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

Getty Images

The jury in the Trayvon Martin murder trial has reached a verdict. George Zimmerman has been found not guilty and is now acquitted in the death of the 17-year-old.

CNN aired the verdict live tonight and each juror declared that they found Zimmerman not guilty. The judge in the case declared that Zimmerman "no longer had any business with this court" and his GPS tracking device would be removed. Martin's parents were not in the court room while the verdict was read.

According to CNN, the six-person jury had three choices: to find Zimmerman guilty of second-degree murder; to find him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter; or to find him not guilty.

Share this 
About this author

Priscilla Rodriguez, Senior Editor

Priscilla Rodriguez is’s Senior Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

What We're Reading
Like this post? Contribute to the discussion!

Subscribe to our newsletter