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Trayvon Martin Death

George Zimmerman

Charged With Murder

4/11/2012 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

George Zimmerman Mug Shot
George Zimmerman
has officially been charged with 2nd Degree murder after shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a Florida suburb back in February.

Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey made the announcement moments ago at a press conference, claiming the charge was filed today.

Zimmerman -- a community watchman -- shot and killed Trayvon on Feb. 26th in Sanford, Florida, but no arrests were made at the time. Zimmerman has consistently maintained he shot Trayvon in self-defense.

A firestorm of media attention has surrounded the case -- with many celebs like Spike Lee, Roseanne Barr and LeBron James claiming the shooting was racially motivated.

Zimmerman has already turned himself in to authorities. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

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In Depth News    

Prosecuter Angela Corey 'Gave In' to Public Outrage (extremist Al Sharpton,Media Outrage , Celebrity Outrage,etc.) and charged the Latino Zimmerman with 2nd Degree Murder , it certainly looks like it .

Prosecuter Corey called Trayvon parents ' Those sweet parents' (maybe they are or are not sweet (I do not know) but she showed Bias towards Trayvon as a Prosecuter in public.

873 days ago
17.

writenow    

Earlier today the Undreal George Zimmerman site guessed that Zimmerman was already in custody.

See TheUnrealGeorgeZimmerman.com

873 days ago
18.

Jdawg    

He will be found innocent by a Jury. Civil Suit might have a different outcome.

873 days ago
19.

lori    

Okay, Oprah you got Obama elected and he is not a natural born citizen, now you have him and you yapping about things you should stay out of. Had you left this to the law, they would have done their job, now you have a linch mob like in olden days, find out how many people were killed this past week, and find out how many got the nation in an uproar, Mr. Obama do your job as President and Oprah do your job as television host and live the law to the police. You over use your powers, such a disappointment in you and Obama.

873 days ago
20.

Proud2bBlack    

Wondering if Zimmerman tried to restrain Trayvon for no apparent reason, and Trayvon defended himself and Zimmerman had an advantage (gun) after Trayvon whipped his AZZZ then he shot him. Yes he deserves life in prison. You can't defend yourself with a gun if the so called aggressor didn't have a weapon also. He is in BIG trouble. Let's play chess
CHECKMATE!!!!
R.I.P. Trayvon your mom & dad will take care of this mess for you

873 days ago
21.

Bridget    

Wow, I thought she would try him for manslaughter. Good for the special prosecuter. I don't know how anyone can hear that tape of Travon screaming for help and not want Zimmerman in prison. Zimmerman seems very delusional. Especially his website. He is buying all the racist junk about him, that he is some kind of BIG HERO that fought for his rights... please fool, you shot an unarmed kid because you got it in your head your fricken dirty harry. Hope he is convicted.

873 days ago
22.

What I Think    

He's being made a scapegoat so the blacks don't riot.

873 days ago
23.

American Patriot    

Don't get me wrong, the American people have brought wonderful music and dance to American pop culture. They are great sports people too. BUT, this case is all about REVERSE OJ syndrome...the "African Americans" stick together and now they've managed to lynch a regular law obeying middle aged guy who just wanted to protect people. I hope that for all of us law obeying and god fearing people, he is aquited of these baseless charges....after all, if you saw a "african american" 18yr MAN in a hoodie.....wouldnt you RUN far away and fear for your life too? It's not our fault that THEIR own culture promotes this kind of dress and manerisms....god bless you zimmerman....love, america.

873 days ago
24.

William    

This decision sounds highly political.

873 days ago
25.

Juan Gomez    

If I saw some little thug punk walking around my neighborhood I'd be suspicious too. These blacks just look for ANY reason to cry "racism" at the drop of a hat. George Zimmerman is an American HERO! The little thug attacked him and he was just defending himself.

873 days ago
26.

BW    

bubblezzz:

You are a IDIOT, like most of your kind. lil b*tch

873 days ago
27.

Bill Shiut    

This is not fair for Zimmerman there is no evidence for murder. They are railroading him and only charging him because the black people complained enough and made it racial.

873 days ago
28.

MsPhoenix    

People think that racism doesn't exist anymore just read some of these comment to see that isn't true. I really can't understand why people are so afraid of us, we are less than 13% of the american population.

Besides even removing race from this tragedy the dispatcher told Zimmerman to go home and leave this to the police. This kid only knew some weird guy was stalking him I can see where he would try to fight him off.

873 days ago
29.

Idiots    

At the VERY LEAST he should be charged with SOMETHING. If they can arrest a woman for throwing powder on Kim Kardashian, they can arrest a person for killing another person. Race & media aside.

873 days ago
30.

Charlotte    

About time!

873 days ago
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