Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Urban Beat: ***Update*** George Zimmerman Charged with 2nd Degree Murder for the Death of Trayvon Martin

***Update*** Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has just announced that George Zimmerman will be charged with Second-Degree Murder for the death of Trayvon Martin.  

Prosecutor Corey has also announced that George Zimmerman voluntarily turned himself into authorities this afternoon and is now in custody. 

News sources are reporting that special prosecutor Angela Corey is holding a press conference at 6pm, where she is expected to formally announce charges against George Zimmerman. 

Yesterday Zimmerman's legal team withdrew their counsel, citing Zimmerman's unresponsiveness as the reason. 

We have not confirmed the exact details, but here is what ABC News is reporting. 

A Florida special prosecutor has decided to charge neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, sources told ABC News.

The decision by Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey is expected to be announced at a 6 p.m. news conference in Jacksonville, Fla.

The prosecutor's ruling is certain to provoke controversy in Sanford, Fla., where shooting took place and across the country.

Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic neighborhood watch captain, shot and killed Martin, who was 17 and black, on Feb. 26 after following the teenager for several minutes.

The special prosecutor's ruling came one day after Zimmerman's legal team quit because they had lost contact with him, and suggested that the pressure of the case had "pushed him over the edge."

His lawyers said that Zimmerman was no longer in Florida and ABC News has learned that prosecutors do not know his exact location. 

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