After deliberating for 2 days, an all-white, all female Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, 29, breathed a sigh of relief as the verdict was read in a Florida courtroom on Saturday.
The self-appointed neighborhood watchman claimed self-defense when he shot the unarmed teen to death in February 2012 in a gated Sanford, Florida subdivision. Martin was returning to his father’s friend’s home after a trip to a convenience store to buy a pack of Skittles for his stepbrother and a beverage for himself.
A White House official tells CNN President Obama will not issue a statement on the Zimmerman not guilty verdict.