In the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, NAACP president Ben Jealous said his organization’s website has been flooded with petitioners urging federal intervention. An all-woman jury acquitted Zimmerman, who said he killed teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense. NBC’s Ron Mott repor
In closing arguments Friday, the defense urged the jury not to make assumptions about George Zimmerman, insisting he wasn’t a “neighborhood watch cop wannabe,” while prosecutor John Guy asked the jurors to imagine an alternate scenario: what if Zimmerman had been walking home and it was Trayvon Mart
Top Talkers: The defense is set to deliver closing arguments before a jury of six women in the trial of George Zimmerman on Friday, July 12. The jury is to decide if Zimmerman is guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter or if he acted in self-defense. NBC News' Ron Mott reports.
On Thursday the judge ruled the jury in the George Zimmerman trial may consider the lesser charge of manslaughter in lieu of second-degree murder, to which Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty. The prosecution made their closing arguments, and the defense will present its closing arguments on Friday. NB