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UPDATED: Zimmerman acquitted of murder charge

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George Zimmerman has been found not guilty by a jury in Florida.  Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in February after a brief struggle.

Prosecuting attorneys have said they are disappointed in the outcome of the case but thanked all six jurors.

Crowds had gathered outside of the courthouse in Sanford, FL awaiting the verdict which came down just after 9pm Central Time.

13 News will continue to follow the story as it develops.

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