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Local Leaders Call For Peace After Zimmerman Trial

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By James Buechele
July 12, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - As six jurors in the case against George Zimmerman take a break from deliberations, you can bet there's plenty of things to go over during the two week long trial.

"They're going to be really sifting through everything that was introduced during the trial," said Tallahassee attorney Richard Greenberg.

Greenberg has been practicing law for 30 years. He says the jury is supposed to look at evidence presented only in this case. Sometimes jurors will think about their own lives.

"It's human nature. You're going to call upon some of your own experiences when you're deciding a case like this."

No matter the outcome of the case, people will meet on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee praying for peace and civility.

Rev. R.B Holmes will host the event. He hopes people in the Tallahassee area respect whatever happens in the upcoming week.

"Whatever the jury may decide, it is so important that this community remains calm and peaceful and prayerful," said Holmes.

In a case where many say there are no winners, religious leaders will use Sunday as a time to heal and ask to comfort both the Zimmerman and Martin families.

"Let's pray for both families but let's just hope and pray that justice will be served."


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