George Zimmerman is a free man after a jury found him not guilty on all charges. He's also free to get back the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin.
As Judd Legum, editor-in-chief of Think Progress noted on Twitter:
Under Florida law, Zimmerman will get back this gun which he used to kill Trayvon Martin pic.twitter.com/gAk3uZ7ZuO
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 14, 2013
Indeed, after the verdict was announced, Judge Debra Nelson said all evidence in the case will be released and Zimmerman's ankle monitor would be removed.
After deliberating for more than 16 hours, a jury of six women on Saturday evening found George Zimmerman not guilty.
The verdict came after four weeks of testimony from more than a dozen witnesses.
Get the latest reactions to the verdict in the live blog and Twitter slideshow below.
07/13/2013 11:22 PM EDT
Family Attorney Presser Finished
The family attorneys have finished speaking.
07/13/2013 11:19 PM EDT
'Please Respect Their Privacy'
"Please respect their privacy," Crump said of the Martin family.
07/13/2013 11:18 PM EDT
"Jurors were given packets of letters from the media containing interview requests. They expressed no interest at this time," Kennedy said.
07/13/2013 11:17 PM EDT
'Anonymity Order Is Still In Effect'
"Anonymity order is still in effect... Any attempt to identify jurors is a violation of the current order," said Michelle Kennedy, Public Information Officer for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.
07/13/2013 11:16 PM EDT
'We Must All Be Peaceful'
"For Trayvon to rest in peace we must all be peaceful," Benjamin Crump said.
07/13/2013 11:13 PM EDT
Martin Family Attorney's Speaking
"We are very, very saddened," Darryl Parks said.
07/13/2013 11:09 PM EDT
'Jury Has No Desire To Speak'
"Jury has no desire to speak to media," said Michelle Kennedy, Public Information Officer for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.
07/13/2013 11:08 PM EDT
Defense Presser Finished
The defense has finished talking.
07/13/2013 11:05 PM EDT
Zimmerman Will Get Back His Gun
Under Florida law, Zimmerman will get back this gun which he used to kill Trayvon Martin pic.twitter.com/gAk3uZ7ZuO— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 14, 2013
07/13/2013 11:02 PM EDT
'Nothing Can Bring Back Trayvon Martin'
"[Martin's family] suffered a tragedy ... Nothing can bring back Trayvon Martin ... But I'm not going to shy away from the fact that the evidence showed George Zimmerman did nothing wrong," O'Mara said.
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