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Zimmerman jury was initially split, juror says
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MIAMI (AP) — As they began deliberating in George Zimmerman's murder trial, three of the six jurors wanted to acquit him while the other three wanted to convict him of either murder or manslaughter, one of the jurors said.The six-woman jury ultimately voted to acquit Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in last year's shooting but the jury also was allowed to consider manslaughter.The woman, known as Juror B37, told CNN's Anderson Cooper that when the jury began deliberations Friday, they took an initial vote. Three jurors— including B37 — were in favor of acquittal, two supported manslaughter and one backed second-degree murder. She said the jury started going through all the evidence, listening to tapes multiple times.When they started looking at the law, the person who initially wanted second-degree murder changed her vote to manslaughter, the juror said.