Poll: Guilty, Not Guilty, Hung Jury

Discussion in 'George Zimmerman Trial/Trayvon Martin' started by Tricia, Jul 12, 2013.

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Please Vote: What will the Verdict be in the George Zimmerman Case

Poll closed Jul 22, 2013.
  1. Guilty of Murder in the 2nd Degree

    21 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Guilty of Manslaughter

    72 vote(s)
    35.3%
  3. Not Guilty

    83 vote(s)
    40.7%
  4. Hung Jury

    30 vote(s)
    14.7%
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  1. JusticeJunkie

    JusticeJunkie New Member

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    Trumped up charges because of outside influences is the only reason there is even a trial to vote my vote of NOT GUILTY on.
    Travesty. IMO
     


  2. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    ITA...and I hope he gets every one of those 30 years...
     
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  3. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    I think it will be a hung jury.
    When there is this much variation in opinion on Websleuths it can't be easy for a jury. :twocents:
     
  4. Marigold

    Marigold New Member

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    I am hoping for not guilty. I believe his attorney actually proved him to be factually innocent.

    However, I voted "hung jury", because if the jury is made up of people similar to all the members of WS, then they will have lots of stimulating discussions, but won't be able to agree on a verdict.
     
  5. cinsbythesea

    cinsbythesea Well-Known Member

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    I voted for guilty for manslaughter as I think they will come to a "compromise" vote but with all my heart am hoping for a NOT GUILTY verdict.
     
  6. MarthaM

    MarthaM New Member

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    My personal opinion is that GZ is guilty of 2nd degree murder, but my guess is that the jury will vote for manslaughter. I think any hope of claiming self-defense or trying to assert that he was in fear went out the window when he got out of his truck.
     
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  7. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    Most likely either Hung Jury or Not Guilty.
     
  8. Truthy

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    the poll clearly asked what you think the verdict will be, not what you hope it will be. hence the low count for murder 2, IMHO most are answering what they think the outcome will be, as asked.
     
  9. Brassband

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    Hung Jury. Just as websleuths members are divided, so will the jury be divided.
     
  10. Simply Caustic

    Simply Caustic Verified Expert

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    I respect the opinions of every poster here at WS, and the reasoned rationale behind every 'vote' on this poll.

    We are a working example of differing - hell, dissenting - views, all mangled up in one forum...where we politely discuss - heatedly, at times - our viewpoints with each other.

    Ohhhhh and back on topic: I would suggest that he will be found not guilty, in my opinion.
     
  11. detectiveconan

    detectiveconan New Member

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    I picked manslaughter but I believe it should be murder.:snooty:
     
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  12. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    I think it will be "NG"...not because GZ is innocent, because he certainly isn't, but because the burden of proof was on the State and they just didn't bring it. I pray that what I fear will happen with a NG verdict won't take even more lives. I hope that made sense.
     
  13. affinity

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    When this made the news I believed Zimmerman to be guilty and I signed the Trayvon Martin petition about charging Zimmerman. After watching the trial, however, I vote not guilty. Very sad for Martin's parents--but not guilty.
     
  14. SecretSK

    SecretSK New Member

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    I voted manslaughter, particularly after reading jury instructions.

    I really hope it won't be a hung jury. Those of you who are mentioning the depth of division among websleuths members (I've seen similar division of opinion on facebook) being reflected in the jury could be right. I was assuming not guilty, but sadly a hung jury is a distinct possibility.
     
  15. ktgirl

    ktgirl Verified College Instructor

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    I'm not voting because I honest to goodness have no idea what decision the jury is going to come back with.
     
  16. 2goldfish

    2goldfish Active Member

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    manslaughter - both what I believe to be true and what I believe the jury will most likely return.
     
  17. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Not guilty....self defense...
    Lots of hate and discontent...verdict day will be interesting to say the least. imo
     
  18. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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    I think it's hung. :scared:
     
  19. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Since the jury is done for the day we will be closing this thread in 10 minutes


    Don't forget tonight on Tricia's True Crime Radio my guests will be Florida attorney Richard Hornsby and Sheryl McCollum.

    Listen live 9 PM Eastern. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT
     
  20. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Since the jury is done for the day we will be closing this thread in 5 minutes


    Don't forget tonight on Tricia's True Crime Radio my guests will be Florida attorney Richard Hornsby and Sheryl McCollum.

    Listen live 9 PM Eastern. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT
     
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