Sanford, Florida (WSYR-TV/CNN) - The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of murdering Trayvon Martin.
On Saturday, the jury of six women found Zimmerman not guilty in Martin's death.
They deliberated more than 16 hours over two days.
The jury was deciding whether Zimmerman was guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of manslaughter or not guilty in the death of Martin, who was killed by a single gunshot to the heart in Sanford, Florida, in February 2012.
The two got into an altercation that ended with Martin dead and panicked neighbors calling 911 to report anguished cries for help.
Zimmerman's attorney says his client killed Martin in self-defense.
Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy, wrote on Twitter
, "Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY."
None of the jury members wanted to speak to the media after the verdict was read.
When Zimmerman heard their decision in court, he had little reaction.
There was a large crowd of protesters and supporters outside the courthouse on Saturday.
A strong police presence was in place for any potential problems no matter what the verdict was.
As of Saturday night, there were no reported incidents.