CRIME

George Zimmerman Gun: Weapon Used To Kill Trayvon Martin Will Be Returned

Don West, a defense attorney for George Zimmerman, describing the shooting of Trayvon Martin to the jury, holds the evidence
Don West, a defense attorney for George Zimmerman, describing the shooting of Trayvon Martin to the jury, holds the evidence photo of the gun during opening arguments in Seminole circuit court, on the 11th day of Zimmerman's trial, in Sanford, Florida, Monday, June 24, 2013. Zimmerman is accused in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)

George Zimmerman is a free man after a jury found him not guilty on all charges. He's also free to get back the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin.

As Judd Legum, editor-in-chief of Think Progress noted on Twitter:

Indeed, after the verdict was announced, Judge Debra Nelson said all evidence in the case will be released and Zimmerman's ankle monitor would be removed.

After deliberating for more than 16 hours, a jury of six women on Saturday evening found George Zimmerman not guilty.

The verdict came after four weeks of testimony from more than a dozen witnesses.

Get the latest reactions to the verdict in the live blog and Twitter slideshow below.