Here is the latest mug shot photo for George Zimmerman taken after he turned himself in to authorities earlier today. Special prosecutor Angela Corey announced in a press conference this evening that Zimmerman was being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in Sanford, Florida.
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Earlier today, the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin shooting case announced a press conference for 6pm EST. CNN is now reporting that she will be announcing that charges will be filed against George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watchman who shot Trayvon on February 26, claiming the shooting was in self defense.
UPDATE - George Zimmerman has been charged with 2nd degree murder and is currently in custody after turning himself into authorities.
In what has become one of the most polarizing and publicized cases in recent memory, the shooting of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman has already had a seemingly endless amount of twists and turns. There’s been outrage and protests at what many view as vigilante justice and racial profiling, then there was a backlash against all the condemnation of Zimmerman including a disturbingly brutal screw up by NBC in which audio was edited in a way that fueled accusations that Zimmerman’s motives were at least in part racially motivated. Now Zimmerman has launched a website seeking donations to assist with his living conditions and defense fund. Read his statement directly from this new site.
The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin want the man who shot their son arrested and charged with murder. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton appeared with Matt Lauer on Today along with their attorney Benjamin Crump to discuss the justice they are seeking for the death of their son. See the interview in which their attorney calls the act a racially motivated one, see a photo of Trayvon and a mug shot of his shooter George Zimmerman from a prior arrest for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.