10 Most Controversial Jury Verdicts

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  • George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin
  • Casey Anthony
  • Johannes Mehserle
  • Amanda Knox
  • Sean Bell
  • Michael Jackson
  • O.J. Simpson
  • Rodney King
  • John Hinckley Jr.
  • Dan White

George Zimmerman

In the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin over the weekend, BET.com looks back at other verdicts by jurors in criminal cases that spurred public outcry over the years. —Britt Middleton

In a case that sparked a national dialogue about racial profiling and gun violence, former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted on second degree murder charges in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon, who was walking home from a convenience store through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, suspecting the teen was trespassing. (Photo: AP Photo/TV Pool)

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