George Zimmerman Charged With Second Degree Murder In Trayvon Martin's Death
1 year ago
Top Florida attorney announces charges and confirms shooter is in state's custody
Update: 10:15 p.m. ET -- Additional information from a statement released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office:
"(Zimmerman) was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF) at approximately 8:30 p.m. tonight... Zimmerman was brought to the JEPCF by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (He) is currently on a no bond status. The next step in the process is first appearance (in court). At this time, the judge may address bond status."
Bail hearings happen daily at 1:30 p.m., according to the news release.
Update: 9:00 p.m. ET -- George Zimmerman has arrived at Seminole County Jail and authorities have released his booking photo.
Update: 8:30 p.m. ET -- George Zimmerman's new attorney, Mark O'Mara, speaks to media:
"He's concerned about getting a fair trail and a fair presentation. There has been a lot of information flowing. I don't think a case like this should be tried here. And I don't think the prosecutor is going to try this before cameras. (The case) needs to be tried in a courtroom and that the only place that it needs to be tried."
Update: 7:35 p.m. ET -- Trayvon Martin's Parents react to news of charges:
Rev. Al Sharpton on news of the charges: "An outcry from all over this country came, because (Trayvon's) parents refused to leave it (at no arrest for Zimmerman)... I did not trust (Gov. Rick Scott). I did not trust the appointment (of Angela Corey). I want to congratulate (them) for being what they should be. Tonight, maybe America can come together and say only the facts should matter when you are dealing with the loss of life. We don’t want anyone high-fiving tonight. There are no winners here. They’ve lost their son. We are still mourning with this family."
Update: 6:05 p.m. ET -- Corey's announcement:
"Today, we filed an information charging George Zimmerman with murder in the second degree."
"Mr. Zimmerman is indeed in custody."