Florida Prosecutor to Charge Zimmerman

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Could come as early as today.

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 earlier 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 lawyers withdrew from the case, citing their inability to contact Zimmerman.

Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig 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.”

Good luck to Zimmerman getting a fair trial.

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4 Responses to “Florida Prosecutor to Charge Zimmerman”

  1. Rose on 11/11/12 at 2:53 pm

    Real sad to charge a man with a crime for self-defense, just because you are afraid of a mob of thugs.

    Who will defend the prosecutor when the same mob goes for him?

  2. cali on 12/12/12 at 8:27 am

    Since he’s now charged with second murder; I do not believe he will get a fair trial, simply because the mob rules. The racists most likely will win that one as sad this is!

  3. Blue Hen on 12/12/12 at 11:10 am

    So. The President got involved. There’s a bounty still on this guy’s head. NBC doctored quotes to make him out be a racist.Three different networks tried claiming that he used words that their own experts wouldn’t confirm. The mayor has been saying that tensions are high because of the outside groups and trheats of violence. And somehow this guy is going to get an impartial jury?