As expected, George Zimmerman has been charged in the shooting death ...
As expected, George Zimmermanhas been charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. 45 days after the Florida teen was gunned down, special prosecutor, Angela Corey, announced during a news conference Wednesday (April 11) that Zimmerman will face a second-degree murder charge for the incident. Corey also revealed that Zimmerman is currently in custody, but would not disclose his location for safety reasons.
Corey had been expected to bring charges against Zimmerman ever since it was announced that she would not be needing the help of a grand jury in the case. Zimmerman has been in hiding since the shooting, and up until yesterday, was not staying in the state of Florida.
"Less than three weeks ago we told those sweet parents that we would get answers," Corey said during the news conference, of speaking with Martin's mother and father. "I can tell you we did not come to this decision lightly," she explained, stating that the decision was not swayed by public opinion surrounding the controversial case. "We prosecute based on the facts of any given case as well as the laws of the state of Florida.
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