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Jul 15, 201302:46 PM

Cheat Sheet: July 13-14: Weekend Roundup

George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin’s death

Late Saturday night, a Florida judge found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. The verdict puts an end to a case that has inflamed passions for well over a year, much of it focused on race. The six jurors—all of them women—deliberated for 16 ½ hours before deciding on a verdict. When he heard his fate, Zimmerman had little visible reaction. Both sides of the case asked for peace after the verdict although the Internet erupted with outrage. (Source)

“Glee” star Cory Monteith dead at 31

People are still searching for answers to what caused the death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the popular Fox TV show. Monteith was found dead at about noon Saturday in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, a luxury waterfront hotel. There was no obvious sign of foul play. Monteith’s body has been sent to the coroner’s office to establish the cause of death. The actor’s girlfriend and costar Lea Michele was left “devastated” and pleading for privacy Sunday as Canadian authorities prepared to conduct an autopsy. (Source)

Sudafed database leads to meth bust

Christopher Barrett, 49, and Michelle Manning, 39, were charged after deputies uncovered a meth lab in the Courtland area Friday. A database that tracks the sale of Sudafed alerted deputies to a possible methamphetamine operation. After several months of investigation, deputies obtained a search warrant and executed in the 25000 block of Hyder’s Drive. Deputies seized ingredients used to make meth as well as finished product. (Source)

Man frees whale from fishing gear off Virginia Beach

Adrian Colaprete was snorkeling about 50 miles off the Virginia Beach coast late last week when his boat came upon a right whale caught in a fishing line. Colaprete used a knife to cut the whale free, and it instantly swam away. He was able to catch the whole incident on video. The Virginia Aquamarine & Marine Science Center has confirmed that the animal was a right whale, which is endangered. According to the Defenders of Wildlife, 350 North American right whales exist in the wild. (Source)

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