It now looks like we are one step closer in obtaining justice for Trayvon Martin and his family.
Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey announced today at approximately 6 PM eastern time that George Zimmerman will be charged in the high-profile shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
What has come as a surprise to many is that Zimmerman is being charged with 2nd Degree murder, and not some lesser manslaughter-type charge that many many legal pundits thought he would be charged with due to the complexities of the now infamous and Florida’s highly controversial “stand your ground” law, which blurs the line between self-defense and murder.
While Zimmerman remained free after evoking this law and declaring self-defense in Trayvon Martin’s shooting, according to various reports he immediately turned himself in and is in custody after learning that he would be charged with the crime.
His former attorneys who have recently severed ties with their client after a failure of communication on Zimmerman’s part, and there’s no word as of yet who will be taking up his defense now.