Jurors Begin Second Day Of Deliberations In Zimmerman Trial

CBS Miami

SANFORD (CBSMiami/AP) – The six female jurors in the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the fatal shooting of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, have reached a verdict on the second day of deliberations.

After deliberating for almost eight hours Saturday, jurors deciding whether George Zimmerman committed a crime when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin stopped their work to ask the judge a question about manslaughter.

“May we please have clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter,” Judge Debra Nelson read from the jurors’ note before a courtroom that had rapidly filled up with lawyers, reporters and members of the families of Martin and Zimmerman.

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As jurors awaited an answer, Nelson talked to lawyers at the bench and then said court would recess for a half hour. When attorneys returned, prosecutor Richard Mantei said that after conducting research, he would suggest asking the jurors to…

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