NBC: George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Case

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By Pete Williams, NBC News, and M. Alex Johnson, msnbc.com

Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET: The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case will announce criminal charges against George Zimmerman on Wednesday, a law enforcement official told NBC News.

The nature of the charges wasn’t immediately known, the official told NBC News Justice Department correspondent Pete Williams, speaking on condition of anonymity. But because Angela Corey — the special prosecutor appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to re-examine the case — previously announced that she wouldn’t take the case to a grand jury, first-degree murder is not an option.

Corey’s office confirmed that a news conference would be at 6 p.m. ET in Jacksonville, Fla.

Authorities in Sanford, Fla. — where Zimmerman, 28, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot Martin, 17, on Feb. 26 — also began preparing for an announcement from Corey, NBC station WESH of Orlando reported. Seminole County sheriff’s deputies spent Wednesday morning setting up barricades along the booking area for new inmates at the county jail. 

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One comment on “NBC: George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Case

  1. Since George Zimmerman has been charged in the killing of Trayvon Martin,does that mean that the Black Panther Party will be arrested for having a “bounty”put on Mr.Zimmerman.I hope there will be a level of fairness(I know,fat chance) in Mr.Zimmerman’s trail.
    My main question is,when was a person guilty before being proven innocent.
    Whatever happened to “innocent,until proven guilty”?
    I guess,next time I see a black kid walking near me on a street,I’ll just move out of their way and pray they don’t hurt me.
    Since when is this one black kid being killed national news.Kids shot each other everyday,in every city,black or white.

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