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George Zimmerman ARRESTED For Second Degree MURDER!

A Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey has charged George Zimmerman with second degree murder in the shooting of 17yr old Trayvon Martin, the Associated Press reports. He is already in custody. More details below………………

It has been over 40 days since Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon inside a Sanford, FL gated community.

Zimmerman has been missing since the night of the shooting and the case has subsequently become worldwide news, prompting activists, celebrities and even President Obama to speak out.

Yesterday Zimmerman’s lawyers withdrew from the case, citing their inability to contact Zimmerman.

Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig expressed concern in a news conference about Zimmerman’s emotional and physical well being, claiming he has taken actions without consulting them.

According to reports, Zimmerman voluntarily surrendered himself to authorities, he has new council and he was out of the state of Florida.

Zimmerman’s new lawyer Mark O’Mara told CNN that his client turned himself into police.

Corey spoke with Sybrina Martin moments before she announced the charges against Zimmerman at a news conference in Jacksonville, FL. Corey told the room full of reporters:

“We have charged George Zimmerman charged with murder in the 2nd degree and he is in custody.”

Corey continued saying:

“We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. And it is the search for justice for Trayvon that has led us to this moment.”

Corey said she will not discuss evidence in the case, but says the standard is proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Right now, no bond is set on Zimmerman and prosecutors won’t disclose Zimmerman’s whereabouts for his safety.

Below is the official STATE OF FLORIDA V. ZIMMERMAN: Charging document for 2nd degree murder-


  1. Anonymous

    April 12, 2012 at 3:12 am

    They should have charged him to begin with! Should not have taken so long! Where is the Justice for Trayvon?

  2. **DTYU**

    April 12, 2012 at 3:13 am

    every single human being deserves a trial….even if he or she is guilty… they take time…NOBODY gets charged "to begin with"

  3. Anonymous

    April 12, 2012 at 3:13 am

    @**DTYU**When they admit to shooting someone there is a begin with!

  4. Samantha

    April 12, 2012 at 3:14 am

    @**DTYU** When a person is arrested, they tell the person why they are being arrested. In other words, you are being charged with whatever the police are charging a person with.

  5. ICU

    April 12, 2012 at 3:14 am

    2nd degree murder? You're telling me that wasn't premeditated? He chased him through his neighborhood with a gun even though a 911 operator told him not to.

  6. COry

    April 12, 2012 at 3:15 am

    @ICUclearly they do not know their own laws , thats just sad.

  7. Anonymous

    April 12, 2012 at 3:17 am

    yes i wish it was first! but at least he is being charged with something! ANYTHING is better then nothing! i pray he pays for what he did

  8. Miami

    April 12, 2012 at 3:18 am

    yeah, at least he got charged with something. Plus, the inmates gonna handle him anyway…..

  9. Anonymous

    April 12, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Finally!!!! 🙂 yay!

  10. Jamie

    April 12, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Justice has yet to come.

  11. Olivia

    April 12, 2012 at 3:19 am

    True story ……..I bet he gets off….really I feel like they are just charging him to appease the public….#Godhelphimifimright

  12. YR@1

    April 12, 2012 at 3:19 am

    @Olivia I agree!!! The police scewed up the evidence in this case. I would be very surprised if a jury finds him guilty and he serves time. Hopefully im wrong and justice is served though.

  13. Anonymous

    April 12, 2012 at 3:20 am

    @YR@1What if they find him innocent? That means HE DIDN'T MURDER that kid. Oh, but if THAT happens, OBVIOUSLY the courts messed up or OBVIOUSLY the system is prejudice. Even if they find him innocent all of you will swear to your grave he did it…sickening. I bet you still believe OJ in innocent to.

  14. Olivia

    April 12, 2012 at 3:23 am

    @AnonymousThis case was doomed from the beginning. George Zimmerman had no right to shoot this kid. He was told by 911 to let the police handle it and instead he went after this kid. If George Zimmerman felt this kid was a threat he should have gone back in his house and let the police deal with it. BTW i believe OJ was and is guilty.

  15. Anonymous

    April 12, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I don't have to listen to 911…they are not of legal authority. What does a dispatcher know? I'm not disagreeing with you, completely. Although, I believe as an American citizen if I feel threatened I have the right to assert that threat and deal with it. I wasn't there, nor do I know all the facts (as 90 percent of people here think they do). I don't believe I should be forced to live in fear. I just hope the court system deals with this accordingly. "When churches have hoodie days, and the Miami Heat basketball team don hoodies before a game, and the Reverend Al Sharpton coins a phrase that may become as renowned as “if it doesn't fit, you must acquit;” they are successfully tainting the jury pool, making true justice nearly impossible."

  16. Anonymous

    April 12, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I feel for both of them. But this kid was no "innocent, good grades" type. He was repeatedly photographed throwing gang signs and dressed in gang attire. He was also on suspension from school for assaulting his bus driver. That, the bus driver, in itself makes it hard to believe that the kid wasn't the aggressor. Just my opinion though.

  17. Anonymous

    April 12, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Nor does this mean he is subject to die, either.

  18. YR@1

    April 12, 2012 at 3:26 am

    We have the right to defend ourselves if someone comes at us. As far as I know from wht i have read Trayvon Martin did not attack George Zimmerman (of course George Zimmerman is saying that he was attacked but we will see if there is evidence of that). He was jsut in the wrong place at the wrong time. Kids nowadays wear hoodies so what. My sons whole high school then would look suspicious. Unless Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman on the street or broke into his house there was no reason for George Zimmerman to take it upon himself to play "police". He should have gone back in his house and waited until the authorities got there. No matter what this kid did or didnt do in the past doesnt matter. What does matter what happened that night and that he was walking home through this area not causing problems. If he was breaking into houses and causing problems I would feel sorry for him still BUT it would definately change things. George Zimmerman called 911 and simply said this kid looked suspicious. You cant shoot someone simply because they look suspicious.

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