Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, has been arrested for MURDER! Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has issued an arrest warrant charging George Zimmerman, the admitted killer of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, with 2nd degree murder. The killer is in custody in the Orange County jail in Orlando, Florida.
Florida State Attorney Angela Corey was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott as the Special Prosecutor to this case which has gained national attention. “We will vigorously pursue justice for all victims of crime,” stated Special Prosecutor Corey, in a message to the media leading up to today’s long-awaited announcement.
“This is just the beginning; we have a long way to go.” Tracey Martin, Trayvon’s father.
With a 2nd Degree Murder charge, the death penalty is off the table. 2nd degree Murder is considered “an intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned”. The maximum sentence for 2nd Degree Murder is life in prison.
According to his attorney, Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman will plead not guilty to the charges.
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