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 SonGetWrec on April 12, 2012 at 8:18pm
@apocalypto718...look at this hateful nonsense you just wrote: "cotton field picking swamp n!gger", "baboon". the devil really did a number on you boy. even has you thinking like him. you are truly lost. its funny how you can say sh!t like that and yet listen to hip hop music. and i highly doubt you have any n!ggas in your circle either. popping sh!t like that would've shortened that weak a** life span. pathetic.
Comment by SonGetWrec on April 12, 2012 at 8:07pm
@apocalypto718...my case against you is air tight. look at all that ignorance you posted. again RETARD, there is no evidence of Trayvon having a history of gang affiliation or any other illegal activity. you are truly sick in the head if you believe what zimmerman did was justified. you learned NOTHING from your bid and you are worse off now than you were when you went in.
Comment by top 3 = Ross/Banks/Kiss on April 12, 2012 at 8:03pm
@SuperDiva, N*ggaz die in the hood everyday cause we out here tryna survive and pay a rent thats up the roof, and bills, and this and that, and that minimum wage job most of us have isn't enough to even fill the fridge, so we gotta hit the streets, and with the streets comes the back stabbing, 2 faces, n*ggas tryna take your turf, police tryna meet a quota, thieving @ss n*ggaz who tryna take what you earn, you know whats good ... , @99, u don't see nothing wrong with a teenager being killed on his way home by a grown @ss man who got recorded refering to the kid as a coon and saying "they always get away" cause they told him to fall back after following/stalking the kid ???
Comment by BUM A** N**** on April 12, 2012 at 8:03pm
N**** F*** PHILLY, IM STRAIGH SOUTH BRONX ALL DAY 100% ON GRIND. I BEEN TO MARYLAND N****. DONT ACT LIKE S*** IS MAJOR. N**** MY BLOCK ALONE IS BIGGER THAT MD, south bronx future shooter. Imheading down that road anyway, I aunt scared to pop at herb a** n*****, especially out of town, cotton field picking swamp n****. and dont ever compare philly to NYC, YOU STUPID ,YOU F****** BABOON. YEAH APOCALYPTO IS ON PAROLE. BUT HE AINT INVOLVED IN THIS . IS ME AND YOU B**** @SONGETWRECK- WHATS REALLY HOOD, YOU MARYLAND P**** , TALK YOUR S*** B****.
Comment by BUM A** N**** on April 12, 2012 at 7:54pm
you n***** that are crying and complaining about trevon are ignorant and hypocrate. why when we pop at each other. no one crys or marches. f*** out of here @son get wreck- I'LL POP AT YOU ,MAYBE YOUR MAMA WOULD START MARCHING THAT FAT A** DOWN THE STREET..
Comment by SuperDiva on April 12, 2012 at 7:54pm
Ok...so like I/ME said.... Trayvon WOULD receive Justice bc thats what WE do!! But why aren't there Marches EVERYTIME a person is Killed!! Furthermore, WHY aren't Black ppl taking responsibility for their community!! 14 ppl died around Philly in 3wks -- Its Fcking Absurd!! We would like to see Black ppl do for self and be a tightknit family, teaching their kids NOT to 'getover' but manners... EVERYBODY around the world instills VALUES in their social families...Stop with the excuses already!! Start with a knife and fork, boardgames and family oriented activities daily!
Comment by SonGetWrec on April 12, 2012 at 7:51pm
gee, was that a threat? ONLINE? I'M SHAKING.i already know its you convict. stop lyin' to the people. i ethered you a long time ago. nothing left but a shell of a man. my info is public. come on down to MD and we can pop burners for real, you and that philly s***.
Comment by BUM A** N**** on April 12, 2012 at 7:50pm
n**** Im black and I hang with crazy spanish n***** and other black n*****. aint no uncle tom s*** going on here, you swamp n****. trevon was a wanna be thug, and got popped as one. no real thug wouldve put himself in that position.
Comment by top 3 = Ross/Banks/Kiss on April 12, 2012 at 7:49pm
WTF
Comment by top 3 = Ross/Banks/Kiss on April 12, 2012 at 7:46pm
My n*gga @SonGetWrec, u one of the coolest in this entire site, why da f*ck u catching so much hate ???



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