At court, groups await Zimmerman verdict

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SANFORD, Fla — As jurors deliberated for a second day in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, there was little understanding between two small camps assembled outside the Seminole County Courthouse to await a verdict.

“He deserves some respect and appreciation,” Casey David Kole Sr., 66, shouted about the former neighborhood watch leader. “It’s a tragedy.”

Patricia Dalton, 60, yelled back: “It’s a tragedy that could have been avoided!”

Dalton, like most of the few dozen at the suburban Orlando courthouse, says she’s there in support of the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black teen from Miami who Zimmerman fatally shot last year.

In Saturday’s strong Florida sun, some people wore hoodies, as Martin had when he died.

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