Sanford pastors anxiously await Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — An African-American pastor who's been attending the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford, Fla., says, "We're going to trust God for the verdict."

The Rev. Valerie Houston of Allen Chapel AME Church says, "We asked for a trial; we got a trial" in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and she doesn't expect any violent reaction to the verdict.

The Rev. Alan Brumback, who pastors Sanford's Central Baptist Church, hopes she's right.

He says if there is any trouble, it's more likely to come from outsiders than from residents of the community.

Houston says she believes "there can be peace and reconciliation as we continue to dialogue and work toward moving the racial divide."

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