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George Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder of Trayvon Martin **Read Post #142**

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Breaking News: Zimmerman is in custody and will be charged with 2nd-degree murder

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A law enforcement official says that the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case will be charged with second-degree murder and is in custody.

    The official with knowledge of the case says that the charge against 28-year-old George Zimmerman will be announced at a news conference at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The official says he's in custody in Florida but wouldn't say where. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to disclose the information.

    Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-murder-charge-trayvon-martin-case-214123361.html
  2. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    For those wondering what 2nd Degree Murder is in the State of Florida:

    (2) The unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual, is murder in the second degree and constitutes a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. Fla. Stat. Ann. ยง 782.04
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    What kind of headline or thread title is this? I don't see anything about race in it. :D

    I figured it was just a matter of time before this happened. It takes time for a full investigation to be completed. Is it possible that it took a public outcry for an investigation to occur? Sure, I do think it is possible. I don't care what the reasons. Just glad something has been done up to this point. It will be an interesting case to continue to monitor.
  4. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    This investigation from start to finish happened extremely fast compared to your average murder investigation. Only about 3 weeks since the case was taken over from the Sanford Police.
  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun... Zone Supporter

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    I saw this on CNN a couple of hours ago. It's going to be an interesting case.
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Just reading on twitter, the prosecutor in charge of the case is about her business. Getting lots of kudos for being professional with no rhetoric, and basically setting the right tone for the case going forward.
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I really thought it wouldn't happen.

    Will be interesting to see any new evidence.
  8. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Well-Known Member

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    They almost had too. If the lead prosecutor would have let him walk without a trial, it would have gotten pretty nasty I imagine. Especially for her...

    Just hope the truth comes out on what really happened that day.
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Of course, in many murder investigations, you need to figure out who committed the act. So comparisons with the "average" case don't seem entirely reasonable.
  10. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    This better not be OJ'fied , no need for a carnival side show within a trial.
  11. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    yea, cause it's been so civil until now. :)

    i don't know enough about how it all works to say if it was slow or fast or even if charges should be pressed, i leave that to the police and will just keep my popcorn handy and see how this goes.

    cas - thanks for the wording of the law.
  12. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    no problem, ice.
  13. Romo_To_Dez

    Romo_To_Dez Well-Known Member

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    There must be evidence of some kind to go with 2nd degree. I can't imagine them charging him with that unless they were sure that they had solid enough evidence to go with 2nd degree. Thought that it would be ManSlaugther
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I don't imagine Zimmerman would have a very pleasant time in prison at this point. Can you imagine what that would be like?
  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Just saw that Zimmerman has changed representation.

    Probably a good thing, that last guy was doing him no favors.
  16. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    I think it goes without saying to keep this topic from becoming racially or politically charged. It will not be tolerated.
  17. Romo_To_Dez

    Romo_To_Dez Well-Known Member

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    His former Attorney's were not making GZ look good in yesterday's press conference. Saying all kinds of things that made Zimmerman look bad. I guess he's glad to have a better lawyer
  18. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    They were upset he was in touch with the prosecutor. And today he is arrested. You don't think a deal was worked out?
  19. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Absolutely not.
  20. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    if it goes without saying, then why did you say it? jk jk:laugh2:

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