George Zimmerman Charged with Murder (Watch Live)
George Zimmerman Charged in Trayvon Martin Case
George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin. If convicted, he could face life in prison.
George Zimmerman has turned himself in to police, and has been placed under arrest. Zimmerman's new lawyer is named Mark O'Mara. A George Zimmerman mugshot has yet to hit the web, but will no doubt do so soon.
You can watch Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey make the George Zimmerman announcement live via the video player below.
Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement, "We are fortunate in our state that most Floridians and local civic leaders are law-abiding, responsible citizens who all want justice to prevail. No matter what State Attorney (Angela) Corey determines following her investigation of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, I trust in the goodness of all Florida citizens to allow our justice system to reach an appropriate conclusion in this case."
George Zimmerman has maintained that he killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman shot Martin on February 26.
Trayvon Martin's Family Reacts to Prosecution Announcement
Trayvon Martin's family his holding a press conference in reaction to Angela Corey's announcement; you can watch it below.
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