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8:21am

Sun July 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Zimmerman's Brother: Race 'Wasn't An Element In This Case'

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 10:12 am

Robert Zimmerman Jr. (left) speaking with defense attorney Mark O'Mara during a pre-trial hearing in May.
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George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, Jr., tells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that despite the acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, it will be a "long time" before his brother's life returns to normal.

"Believe me, he is overwhelmed," the elder brother said in an interview with host Rachel Martin. "And now it is time for him to readjust to that concept of being a free man, in every sense of the word."

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6:48am

Sun July 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Sifting Through Emotions After Tense Zimmerman Trial

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 9:49 pm

Zimmerman didn't talk to the media after his exoneration, but his lead lawyer said they were "ecstatic with the results."
AP

Months of intense media coverage, weeks of courtroom testimony and hours of jury deliberations boiled down to a not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, delivered by a jury of six women late Saturday.

The decision came 17 months after Zimmerman, a self-styled volunteer watchman, fatally shot unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in a Sanford, Fla., community.

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10:06pm

Sat July 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge To Zimmerman: 'You Have No Further Business With The Court'

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 9:52 am

George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after Zimmerman's not guilty verdict was read in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday.
Joe Burbank AP

The jury in the murder trial of George Zimmerman on Saturday acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle in a gated Florida community.

The six-woman jury announced its verdict of not guilty at about 10 p.m. ET, after more than 16 hours of deliberations over two days.

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3:16pm

Sat July 13, 2013
U.S.

A Trial Made For Prime Time

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 3:26 pm

Transcript

JACKI LYDEN: And as Jim just mentioned, the issues at play in the Zimmerman trial - guns, race and even social class - almost compel us to watch.

(SOUNDBITE OF NEWS SHOWS)

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: The trial of George Zimmerman, another dramatic day in court...

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: It's become such a closely watched, very highly charged court trial...

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5:45am

Sat July 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Jury Acquits Zimmerman Of All Charges

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 11:14 pm

George Zimmerman, right, is congratulated by his defense team after being found not guilty of all charges in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla., on Saturday.
Gary W. Green AP

Updated 10:27 p.m. ET

The jury in the murder trial of George Zimmerman on Saturday acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle in a gated Florida community.

The six-woman jury announced its verdict of not guilty at about 10 p.m. ET, after more than 16 hours of deliberations over two days.

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