Zimmerman Acquitted Of Murder Charges

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George Zimmerman was allowed to leave the courtroom Saturday night a free man. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin updates the story.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And this morning we are following the news that George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury late last night. Zimmerman was on trial for the death of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin. This morning, George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., told us that while his brother is now free from his criminal liability, he is not free in many ways. He'll not be able to, quote, "reengage in society in any meaningful way for a long time." That interview with Robert Zimmerman Jr. later in the program.

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