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Florida jury resumes deliberations in Zimmerman case

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 - 00:48

July 13 - The jurors return Saturday morning to resume deliberations in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: - A Florida jury on Saturday resumed deliberating the fate of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, a case that has sparked debate in the U.S. public for more than a year. The jury of six women, sequestered since the trial began last month, deliberated for more than three hours on Friday without reaching a decision of second-degree murder, manslaughter or acquittal for Zimmerman, who says he shot the teen in self-defense under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. Zimmerman, 29, says Martin attacked him on the rainy night of Feb. 26, 2012, in the central Florida town of Sanford. Prosecutors contend Zimmerman was a "wannabe cop" who tracked down the teenager and shot him without justification. The jury, which must reach a unanimous verdict, heard 12 days of testimony and two days of closing arguments under the eyes of Seminole County Judge Debra Nelson. The judge said she will let the jurors set their own working hours. On Friday, the jury sent a note to the judge asking for a full inventory of evidence in the case, which has dominated U.S. media, sparked street demonstrations and raised questions about race and guns in America.

Florida jury resumes deliberations in Zimmerman case

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 - 00:48

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