George Zimmerman was found not guilty of charges second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

From CNN:

The fact that Zimmerman fired the bullet that killed Martin was never in question, but the verdict means the six-person jury had reasonable doubt that the shooting amounted to a criminal act.

The verdict caps a case that has inflamed passions for well over a year, much of it focused on race and gun rights.

The six-person jury -- all women -- had three choices: to find Zimmerman guilty of second-degree murder; to find him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter; or to find him not guilty.

The jurors deliberated for 16½ hours total, including 13 on Saturday alone, before delivering their verdict.

The prosecutors were very diplomatic in their post-verdict press conference. Let's see if the American public, at large, will be as understanding of a verdict that has caught many off guard.