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Jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty

A six-woman jury in Seminole County, Florida found George Zimmerman not guilty late Saturday for the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Closing arguments in the case ended Friday, with the jury pausing during deliberations on Saturday to ask Judge Debra Nelson for clarification on their instructions regarding manslaughter charges…

The George Zimmerman trial is the worst fear of every black family

The Trayvon Martin case has been nothing short of heartbreak from the very beginning. Regardless of what anyone believes about Trayvon’s past, his innocence or George Zimmerman’s, the fact remains that a teenager is dead. I honestly didn’t think I would get emotionally broken up more than I was over…

Trayvon Martin’s father to Zimmerman: Was it really worth it?

In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin explained what they would say if they had a chance to talk to his killer, George Zimmerman. “I would probably give him the opportunity to apologize,” said Sybrina Fulton, Travyon Martin’s mother. I…

George Zimmerman faces second-degree murder charges for death of Trayvon Martin

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Prosecutors Wednesday charged a neighborhood watch guard with second-degree murder in the killing of an unarmed US black teenager that sparked nationwide anger amid suspicions it was racially motivated. “Today, we filed an information charging George Zimmerman with murder in the second degree,” Florida state attorney general…

Trayvon Martin’s father tells Congress: We’ll continue to fight for justice

WASHINGTON — The parents of an unarmed black Florida teenager killed a month ago by a neighborhood watch guard on Tuesday vowed to fight for justice for their son as they took their case to Capitol Hill. The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — who was fatally shot by a…

Trayvon Martin’s father: ‘They are still disrespecting my son’ after death

The parents of Trayvon Martin strongly condemned new reports that negatively reflect their son in an emotional press conference in Sanford, Florida Monday afternoon. Both parents responded to two reports released Monday, where Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman claimed the teenager was the aggressor during the incident and an Associated Press…

New Yorkers hold Million Hoodie March in honor of slain teen

Thousands gathered in New York City on Wednesday for a “Million Hoodie March” to show their support for Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was recently gunned down by a neighborhood watch vigilante. “My heart is in pain,” Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, told the crowd. “But to see the support of…

Trayvon Martin’s parents call on FBI to take over case as anger grows

Karen McVeigh, guardian.co.uk Neighbourhood volunteer George Zimmerman has admitted the killing, claiming self-defence – but police have made no arrests The parents of an unarmed African American teenager who was shot dead in Sanford, Florida, last month are formally calling on the FBI to take over the investigation as they…

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