(WCVB) George Zimmerman, 29, is accused of second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Miami teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida back on February 26, 2012.

He has acknowledged killing Trayvon Martin but the question has remained why.  

It has been a back and forth trial and now the fate of Zimmerman lies in the hands of a six-woman jury.

These are the final stages of the legal saga that began weeks ago where Martin’s death highlighted sharp division over race and gun control in the US.

The jury began deliberating moments after Judge Debra Nelson completed reading instruction about the laws the must consider.

Judge, Nelson stated, “It is up to you decided which evidence is reliable, you should use your common sense.”

This has been a trial of ups and downs. Some have said it will be difficult to get him for second-degree murder while others say that it was a hatred crime and race does have to do with it.

On Wednesday, Zimmerman exercised his legal right NOT to testify.

We will keep you up to date as deliberations proceed.

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