The six women who will decide whether George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager, or acted in self-defense began deliberations Friday afternoon after receiving their instructions from the judge.
Judge Debra S. Nelson read the charge to the jury after the defense and prosecution completed their formal arguments.
Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin, 17, on the night of Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman maintains he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin suddenly attacked him.
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