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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 6:37PM #1
rocketjsquirell
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Zimmerman Arrested On Murder Charge In Trayvon Martin Case

George Zimmerman, who says he killed unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in self defense, has been arrested and will face a charge of second-degree murder, says State Attorney Angela Corey, the special prosecutor investigating Martin's death.

Corey said that Zimmerman turned himself in to the authorities Wednesday.

The arrest and charges come more than six weeks after Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot Martin, an African-American who was 17 when he died. Zimmerman, 28, was not jailed or charged after the Feb. 26 shooting. Since then, the case has become a cause of both outrage and contention.

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We will see what we will see.
I bet Mr. Zimmerman regrets not cooperating with his legal counsel now. Hopefully he regrets shooting an unarmed teenager as well.
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 6:46PM #2
mytmouse57
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I'm glad the prosecutor took the time and did all the homework. It stand to reason this would not have gone forward without a solid case.


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 6:49PM #3
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It is about time. Now I hope justice is actually served.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 6:58PM #4
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Apr 11, 2012 -- 6:49PM, mainecaptain wrote:


It is about time. Now I hope justice is actually served.




As do I and most of us.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 7:01PM #5
jane2
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Rocky


"We will see what we will see.
I bet Mr. Zimmerman regrets not cooperating with his legal counsel now. Hopefully he regrets shooting an unarmed teenager as well. "


I totally agree.


 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 8:27PM #6
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Apr 11, 2012 -- 6:49PM, mainecaptain wrote:


It is about time. Now I hope justice is actually served.




My position has always been that I wanted a full and thorough investigation, and I think that has finally happened.  I do not know enough about law to know if 2nd degree murder fits with what we have been told.  Course who knows if what we have been told is acurate.  Am wondering if the charge is so severe so that a plea bargain can be made and reduce it to voluntary manslaughter.  Also wonder if the Sanford police are wishing they had gone with the first investigator's report and charged him with Manslaughter to begin with. It would be great if our country could now let the justice system do its job and let the political and/or race issues go, but I won't hold my breath.


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 8:36PM #7
teilhard
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This will take TIME ... The Trial won't be held next week or next Month ...


Apr 11, 2012 -- 8:27PM, Justme333 wrote:


Apr 11, 2012 -- 6:49PM, mainecaptain wrote:


It is about time. Now I hope justice is actually served.




My position has always been that I wanted a full and thorough investigation, and I think that has finally happened.  I do not know enough about law to know if 2nd degree murder fits with what we have been told.  Course who knows if what we have been told is acurate.  Am wondering if the charge is so severe so that a plea bargain can be made and reduce it to voluntary manslaughter.  Also wonder if the Sanford police are wishing they had gone with the first investigator's report and charged him with Manslaughter to begin with. It would be great if our country could now let the justice system do its job and let the political and/or race issues go, but I won't hold my breath.


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 9:22PM #8
REteach
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I really hate it when somebody does something just plain dumb and ruins the lives of others and themselves.  

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 9:28PM #9
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I can't believe the special prosecutor went for second degree murder. that is going to be very hard to prove. She should have gone for manslaughter and had a better chance of winning, 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2012 - 9:29PM #10
teilhard
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MAYBE The Prosecutor has developed/learned some FACTS that will be made Public at Trial ...


Apr 11, 2012 -- 9:28PM, Marcion wrote:


I can't believe the special prosecutor went for second degree murder. that is going to be very hard to prove. She should have gone for manslaughter and had a better chance of winning, 





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