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Zimmerman Jury Instructions: Read the Judge's Rules for Deliberations

By Adam Ramirez | Last updated on

The attorneys have wrapped up closing arguments and now a six-woman jury will decide the fate of George Zimmerman. As they deliberate, the jury must follow Judge Debra Nelson's specific jury instructions attached below.

The Zimmerman jury instructions are in the box below and you can also click on the blue link "Zimmerman Jury Instructions" to read a larger version.

Every line of the jury instructions was fought over by the attorneys, until a final draft was agreed upon and read aloud to jurors by Judge Nelson.

"It is up to you decide which evidence is reliable," Nelson told the jurors, adding that they should use "common sense" to determine what evidence is reliable and what is not.

Zimmerman has admitted to fatally shooting Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator, says he acted in self defense.

For the latest, up-to-the minute Zimmerman trial news, see FindLaw's George Zimmerman page.

George Zimmerman Jury Instructions

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