10 Most Controversial Jury Verdicts

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

Oscar Grant Murder Trial

In the early morning hours of New Year's Day in 2009, 22-year old Oscar Grant was fatally shot at Oakland's Fruitvale Station by Bay Area Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle (pictured above), as he lay face down on the train platform. Mehserle said he thought he was grabbing his taser from his holster instead of his gun. Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and not guilty of both second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter charges, but only served one year of a two-year sentence.

(Photo: Douglas County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images

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