The Internet is abuzz with predictions regarding how the jury’s verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is accused of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after an incident in February 2012 that left the teen shot and dead. Zimmerman and his defense attorneys have developed a case over the last few weeks claiming that he was acting in self defense.
So what will the verdict be?
On April 5, 2012, Gallup released a poll regarding the particulars of the case. On the question “Is George Zimmerman guilty of a crime?” 15 percent of all adults surveyed said yes, verses 21 percent probably guilty, 7 percent definitely not guilty, and 52 percent unclear or no opinion.
After the impassioned closing arguments made by the prosecution, people actively tweeting about the verdict are leaning toward guilty. However, most tweeters are predicting the jury will find Zimmerman guilty of manslaughter rather than the charge of second-degree murder.
Check out some tweets below:
This Zimmerman case is definitely hard to predict
— Terell Kirby (@Terell_Lamont) July 12, 2013
— Sadie Berlin (@BeSadie) July 11, 2013
@AC360 No 2nd in this case, I predict Manslaughter for George Zimmerman. He got out of the car, did not Identify himself and Trevon is dead.
— Sean (@Sean_WCFC) July 12, 2013
Regarding the George Zimmerman murder trial, I predict he will be acquitted on all accounts due to the prosecution's fuzzy evidence on him.
— Todd Andrew Barnett (@ToddABarnett) July 11, 2013
— Rob Simmelkjaer (@RobSimmelkjaer) July 12, 2013
Both the Gallup Poll and Karl Rove predict George Zimmerman will be found not guilty ? Nate Silver begs to differ ! #ZimmermanTrial
— Blue Texan (@BruppFWTX) July 12, 2013
Hard to predict what the verdict will be in the Zimmerman case although we all know what it should be
— tyke (@thereallTYKE) July 12, 2013