George Zimmerman Charged with 2nd Degree Murder


George Zimmerman has officially been charged with second degree murder for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey announced the charges at an early-evening news conference in Jacksonville on Wednesday.

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“I can tell you we did not come to this decision lightly,” Corey told reporters. “We do not prosecute by public pressure.”

She said Zimmerman turned himself in and is in custody.


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