LaMonica Peters

About LaMonica Peters

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for WCBI News since July 2012. Proudly bringing local news stories to the great people of Columbus.

Verdict: Not Guilty in George Zimmerman Trial

SANFORD, FL. – A “not-guilty” verdict was delivered by the jury in the controversial murder trial of George Zimmerman.

The state had charged George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2012.   Zimmerman claimed he reacted in self defense. The prosecution argued that Zimmerman’s actions the night of Martin’s death were racially motivated and that Martin’s death could have been avoided. Jurors had a question about the charge of manslaughter this evening as well.  The jurors sent the judge a note asking for clarification on the charge after deliberating for about eight hours today.

The six female jurors began deliberating Friday (7/12) afternoon on whether Zimmerman committed a crime when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.