Jury stops deliberating for night on Zimmerman case

Jury stops deliberating for night on Zimmerman case

Jury stops deliberating for night on Zimmerman case

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 4:58 PM

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial have stopped deliberating and will return Saturday morning to resume their discussions.

Jurors told the judge Friday they wanted to break for the night and return the next day to talk about whether Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Jurors deliberated for three and a half hours when they decided to stop. About two hours into their discussions, they asked for a list of the evidence.

Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense last year.

Under Florida's laws involving gun crimes, a conviction on either could mean life in prison.

The jurors have been sequestered during the past three weeks. Because there were no eyewitnesses to the shooting, jurors will likely rely heavily on testimony from police, neighbors, friends and family members. The testimony was often conflicting.
 

 

 
  
 
  
 

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