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George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain turned vigilante, has been found NOT GUILTY in the murder of the unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin! After 16 hours of deliberating, jurors returned the controversial verdict to a tense courtroom.

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Before deciding the fate of Zimmerman, the jury–comprised of six women– asked for clarification of the instructions involving manslaughter.

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Trayvon Martin and Sybrina Fulton were, according to reports, not in the courtroom. Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges and released from the hold of the judicial system. Demonstrators outside the courthouse chanted “No Justice, No Peace!”

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Jahvaris Fulton, brother of Trayvon Martin, responded to Zimmerman ‘not guilty’ verdict via Twitter:

The Martin family reacted on Twitter:

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How The Family Of Trayvon Martin Reacted To The Zimmerman Verdict  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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