Zimmerman Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Special prosecutor Angela Corey during a press conference held at 6 p.m. April 11, announced that George Zimmerman, 28, and the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida in February was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

According to the Associated Press, via CBS News, second-degree murder is used brought in cases involving a fight or confrontation that results in a death that wasn’t premeditated.

Zimmerman could receive up to life in prison if convicted and he is expected to enter a not guilty plea.

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