Sanford, Florida ( CNN ) George Zimmerman is not guilty and a free man.
The six women jury reached the verdict late Saturday night after 16-and-a-half hours of deliberating.
The jury could have convicted him of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman is now free to leave Seminole county, Florida.
And, the judge said his bond will be released and his g-p-s monitor device cut off.
Zimmerman shot martin in February of last year.
He says it was in self-defense as martin attacked him. The jury either agreed or had reasonable doubt that the shooting was a criminal act.