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Spitzer On Zimmerman Verdict: "Justice Has Not Been Served"

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Former governor and current city comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer is weighing in on the verdict in the George Zimmeran trial.

Spitzer, a former prosecutor and current candidate for city Comptroller, appeared Wednesday night on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live."

"Justice has not been served. An innocent young man was walking, where he had every right to be, and ended up being shot and killed; something is wrong when there is no judicial response to that," Spitzer said. "Unanimity, which is what we expect of juries in criminal cases. And proof beyond a reasonable doubt make it very difficult in a context like this where there's not overwhelming evidence to get a conviction. Now Murder Two, I think was the wrong charge. I just, as I understood the evidence, and I have studied as much as some of your other guests, I think that was the wrong charge. Manslaughter, if they had started with manslaughter, maybe they would not...I always worry as a prosecutor, if you overcharge, you lose credibility."

Spitzer also said "Stand Your Ground" laws like the one that helped lead Florida jurors find George Zimmerman not guilty can create an incentive for violence. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP