After a month and a half of outrage and protests, George Zimmerman is in custody facing second-degree murder charges.
Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has charged George Zimmerman with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Corey made the announcement on Wednesday at a 6 p.m. press conference. “We did not come to this decision lightly,” she said. “We don’t prosecute by public pressure or by public petition. We work tirelessly for our victims, all of our victims. It doesn’t have to do with race.”
George Zimmerman has turned himself in to Florida law enforcement and is currently in custody, according to CNN. Zimmerman has also obtained a new attorney, Mark O’Mara, after his former attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig would no longer represent him.
Trayvon parents were on “pins and needles” today as they awaited the state attorney’s decision. At 7 p.m. EST tonight, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton are scheduled to hold their own press conference.
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