Zimmerman was found not guilty for the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin after a jury of six women acquitted Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder, and his other charge of manslaughter.
The verdict illustrated that the jury believed Zimmerman reacted in a manner of self-defense and the reaction was necessary to save his own life against Martin.
Martin was unarmed during the time of the event. Had Zimmerman been convicted, he could have faced up to life in prison.
However, the U.S. Department of Justice is now investigating the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and if he gets hit with federal charges, Zimmerman could face jail time, even with the not guilty verdict.
The DOJ issued a statement saying they're looking into the evidence, including testimonies from the trial and will look to see if federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.
Therefore, Zimmerman may get jail time if they decide to press charges.
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