George Zimmerman after the verdict was announced (13 July)
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George Zimmerman not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder

14 July 2013 Last updated at 22:43 BST

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, has been found not guilty.

Lawyers for Mr Zimmerman, 29, argued he acted in self-defence and with justifiable use of deadly force in the death of Trayvon Martin.

The jury retired on Friday to consider its verdict on charges of either second-degree murder or manslaughter.

The case sparked a fierce debate about racial profiling in the US.

David Willis reports from Sanford, Florida where the trial took place.