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George Zimmerman Charged With Murder

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George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, special prosecutor Angela Corey announced at a press conference today at 6 PM.

Mediaite has more on the charges:

On Wednesday, Florida special prosecutorAngela Corey announced that 28-year-oldGeorge Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder. Zimmerman has been at the center of a media frenzy after shooting 17-year-old Miami teen Trayvon Martin in a Sanford, Florida neighborhood in late February, with Martin’s family, media figures, demonstrators, and myriad supporters publicly calling for his arrest. Zimmerman, she confirmed, is currently in custody.

Corey shared that the decision was not made “lightly,” nor was it influenced by “public pressure.” She later stressed the difficulty in reaching the “right” conclusion in difficult homicide investigations. “We will continue to seek the truth throughout this case,” she added.

CNN has also reporting that Zimmerman has a new lawyer today, Mark O’Mara. His former attorneys — Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig — withdrew as his legal counsel after they became unable to contact Zimmerman.

Fox News also sat down with Zimmerman's old attorneys to talk over the strength of his case. Their interview is in two parts:

This is a breaking news update. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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