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Kirk Zimmerman

Heidi, David, and Rachel Zimmerman
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A national audience learned all about the Kirk Zimmerman case this week on NBC’s “Dateline.”

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A jury took less than eight hours to find Kirk Zimmerman not guilty of killing his ex-wife Pamela, swiftly ending a case that took nearly five years to reach trial.

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David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

Deliberations in the Kirk Zimmerman murder trial started from scratch Friday afternoon after a juror was replaced for looking at media coverage of the case.

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David Proeber / The Pantagraph (pool)

The fate of accused killer Kirk Zimmerman is now in the hands of the jury after attorneys finished closing arguments at about 4 p.m. Thursday.

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The prosecutors in Kirk Zimmerman’s murder trial Tuesday worked to break down Zimmerman’s alibi for the night of his ex-wife’s murder by calling Zimmerman’s girlfriend to the stand.

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David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

Kirk Zimmerman’s lawyer pushed back forcefully Monday against an FBI forensic accountant’s testimony, claiming he misrepresented and manipulated Zimmerman’s finances to the jury in order to strengthen the state’s motive for murder.

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Kirk Zimmerman’s attorney suggested again Wednesday that police zeroed in on him almost immediately and never fully investigated other leads and suspects in the murder of his ex-wife.

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David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

Jurors on Tuesday got their first look at Kirk Zimmerman in the hours after his ex-wife’s murder, as they watched video of his first interview with Bloomington Police detectives.

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David Proeber / The Pantagraph (pool)

Prosecutors opened their case Monday against Kirk Zimmerman by telling jurors he was motivated by greed and hate for his ex-wife, Pamela, before fatally shooting her almost five years ago. His defense argued they were “happily divorced” and that stories of Zimmerman’s financial problems were overblown.