Archive for April 11th, 2012
April 11, 2012 – As I predicted, George Zimmerman charged with second degree murder in the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin.
Here is the official announcement letter from State Attorney Angela Corey
Read story here :Miami CBS Local
“It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment,” Corey also had a message for those who have been rushing to judgment on the case.
“You cannot know what it’s like to launch this type of investigation and come to this conclusion,” State Attorney Angela Corey said during the press conference. ”We don’t prosecute by public pressure or petition. We prosecute cases on the relevant facts of each case and on the laws of the state of Florida.”
- George Zimmerman In Custody, Charged With Second-Degree Murder In Trayvon Martin’s Death (whnt.com)
- George Zimmerman Under Arrest, Charged With Second Degree Murder (therussparrmorningshow.com)
- Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman charged with second degree murder – Telegraph.co.uk (telegraph.co.uk)
From The Washington Post
By Sari Horwitz, Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2:46 PM
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.
I can hardly wait to hear what charges will be brought against Zimmerman. My guess is 2nd degree murder, but there could be Federal charges also. One thing is certain…it’s going to be a very interesting trial. -JRoycroft