George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Shooting **UPDATE** Zimmerman Arrested, Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

 

Via Washington Post

 

Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.

 

It was not immediately clear what charge Zimmerman will face.

 

Martin, 17 and unarmed, was shot and killed Feb. 26 by Zimmerman, who said he was acting in self-defense. Police in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting took place, did not charge Zimmerman, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law.

 

Corey told reporters Tuesday night that she would hold a news conference about the case within 72 hours. A news release from her office said the event will be held in Sanford or Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Benjamin Crump, who is representing the Martin family, said this week that Corey’s office had asked where Trayvon’s parents would be each day this week. They arrived Wednesday in Washington for a civil rights conference organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton, where they are scheduled to speak.

 

The announcement of a charge against Zimmerman would come a day after Zimmerman's attorneys withdrew from the case, citing their inability to contact Zimmerman.

 

Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig on Tuesday expressed concern about Zimmerman’s emotional and physical well-being, saying he has taken actions without consulting them. They also said they do not know where Zimmerman is.

 

You can stop looking in Florida,” Uhrig told reporters. “Look much further away than that.”

 

Corey said Monday that she would not bring the case before a grand jury, which was expected to convene this week. She said her decision to forgo the grand jury should not be viewed as a factor in determining whether charges will be filed.

 

Corey has indicated in recent weeks that she might not need a grand jury to bring charges against Zimmerman.

 

The lawyers said they stand by their assertions that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he killed the 17-year-old, who was unarmed, but they acknowledged that they formed their impressions without meeting Zimmerman.


**UPDATE**

 

 

(CNN) -- George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who says he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Sanford, Florida, has been charged with second-degree murder, special prosecutor Angela Corey announced Wednesday.

 

Zimmerman was arrested on a warrant and was in the custody of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, his new attorney, Mark O'Mara, told CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame.

The charges were announced in Jacksonville by Corey, who has said her job was "to find out the full truth" about the February 26 incident in Sanford.

For weeks, Trayvon Martin's parents have demanded an arrest in their 17-year-old son's shooting death. His mother, Sybrina Fulton, said earlier Wednesday, "I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that justice will be served."

Zimmerman's claim of self-defense failed to quell an uproar about the decision by Sanford police not to initially charge him and about Florida's "stand your ground" law, which allows the use of deadly force by anyone who feels a reasonable threat of death or serious injury.


Source: CNN

 

 

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Comment by CAMPOSTELLA RD. on April 12, 2012 at 4:27pm
Justice will be served when this coward is Convicted and sent to prison to serve his time for Murdering that boy! Until then y'all know the rest... What they doing is a start but this is what the Samford PD was suppose to from the gate. What kind of cowardly hearted grown man arms himself to go out and racially profile, discriminate, stalk, and confront then murder young teenage boys ? I bet everything that if this coward didn't have that gun he wouldn't have disobeyed the 911 dispatchers orders to Stop following that boy! That kid was frighten thus after being stalked and confronted by this grown-@ss coward with a gun and no authority the kid did what we are taught when trapped by a stranger, Fight for your life!!!
Comment by Nico Barnes on April 12, 2012 at 4:20pm
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Comment by 1THUG aka EBOLA-PROOF VEST!! on April 12, 2012 at 3:53pm
Proof:

Zimmerman had tha gak on him

Zimmerman stalked a kid (following someone wit out their knowledge is stalkin)

Zimmerman was told to NOT follow tha kid (if he had done so tray woulda not been killededed)

Zimmerman shot tha kid daed near tray house NOT ZIMMERMANS (so tray odviously was goin where he was sposed to be, ZIMMERMAN WAS NOT)

Zimmerman claimed tray beat him (if somebody followin me at night and i turn around and i catch them, imma tear they head off and shet down they neck)

Zimmerman initiated errything that transpired.
Comment by 1THUG aka EBOLA-PROOF VEST!! on April 12, 2012 at 3:42pm
Black people gotta learn to NEVER BE SATISFIED...when a bone or a scrap is thrown our way!! That is a remnant of tha slave mentality...you are given nuthin so any little thing given to you is treated like a big thing...iss no big thang that dis flat face bum zimmerman got arrested...he shoulda been huggin his jail cot for a month now...see that tha justice system does its job and tha jurors see all of tha PROOF...NOTICE I SAID PROOF NOT EVIDENCE...AND THEN ADEQUATELY JUDGE DIS NEGGA ZIMMERMAN!!
Comment by Twin.45 on April 12, 2012 at 1:52pm
Oh Yea Zimmermans trial Shouldn't Last Longer Than A Month Tops.
Comment by SonGetWrec on April 12, 2012 at 1:01pm
A** RAPE FOR ZIMMERMAN 2012!!!
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Comment by cali-esay on April 12, 2012 at 12:10pm
Its only a tragic event , when the purple trader is not from the same race , it's ok for you to carry a gun but it's not ok for other people to do so ,it's a huge lost for the Martin family ,and dumb asses are making it a racial problem , so just couse a white guy breaks in to my house it's a racial act , but it's ok for a Mexican to do it ??? No I don't think so , it's kill or be killed , and unfortunately trayvon got the bad end , my prayers go out to him and his family ,



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