CREATED Jul. 13, 2013
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - After deliberating more than 15 hours over two days, jurors announced they have found George Zimmerman 'not guilty' in the second-degree murder trial for the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
The jurors notified the judge Saturday night a little before 10 p.m. that they had reached a decision.
The six-member, all-woman jury began deliberating at 2:30 p.m. Friday after spending part of the day listening to the defense closing arguments and a rebuttal from the prosecution.
Zimmerman claimed he shot Martin in self-defense.
The case drew massive protests after a 44-day delay in Zimmerman's arrest. Demonstrators demanded Zimmerman's arrest.
The police chief in Sanford, where Martin was shot and where the trial is being held, urged peace after the verdict is read.