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George Zimmerman Charged With Second Degree Murder

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey announced that George Zimmerman has been charged for the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

At a press conference in Jacksonville, she said Zimmerman faces second-degree murder charges. If he is convicted he could face up to life in prison.

“The team here with me has worked tirelessly looking for answers in Trayvon Martin’s death,” Corey said.

“There is a reason cases are tried in a court of law.”

An arrest warrant was issued for Zimmerman’s arrest and according to Corey, he is now in custody. She did not reveal what evidence the State Attorney’s office has to argue against Zimmerman’s self-defense claim. She also did not reveal Zimmerman’s location.

Mark O’Mara is Zimmerman’s new defense attorney. He said his client will plead not guilty.

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin in a gated Community in Sanford, Florida by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman has received national coverage.

Many including Martin’s family were outraged that Zimmerman was not arrested immediately. Instead he was released because of Florida’s stand your ground law.

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