George Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. A jury of six women acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder Saturday after under eight hours of deliberation.
The case drew intense interest in the media and Hollywood, with many notable tweeters sharing their displeasure with the jury’s findings as well as their prayers for Trayvon’s family after the verdict.
Lena Dunham tweeted her thoughts were with the slain teenagers mother and “everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn’t matter.” The Wire alum Michael K. Williams called it “a sad day for justice in America,” while Mia Farrow simply wrote “this sucks.”
Find more reactions below. This post will be updated throughout the evening.
No. My heart is with Sybrina Fulton, Rachel Jeantel, everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn't matter.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 14, 2013
What a sad day for justice in America— Michael K Williams (@BKBMG) July 14, 2013
this sucks— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 14, 2013
RIP Trayvon Martin.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 14, 2013
Florida. Wow.— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) July 14, 2013
This isn't hard. Zimmerman's actions were atrocious and shameful. Stay in your car, wait on the cops, Trayvon Martin is alive today. PERIOD.— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 14, 2013
This is a shameful decision by the jury. Had Zimmerman not considered Trayvon a suspect, and followed him, Trayvon would be alive today.— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 14, 2013
How is Zimmerman going to get out that building though?!
- George Zimmerman
- Lena Dunham