Special Prosecutor Angela Corey announced tonight that Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been charged in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Corey announced a second-degree murder charge at the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville tonight, more than six weeks after Trayvon and Zimmerman's fatal encounter.
Orlando SentinelIf convicted, Zimmerman would face up to life in prison on the first-degree felony charge.
I'm not sure that there's really anything else to say.
This past weekend, Zimmerman's lawyers quit, claiming that they had lost touch. They also claimed that Zimmerman had left Florida (fearing for his safety, I'm sure. *eyeroll*), but he is in custody, so he couldn't have gone that far.
Here's hoping that the trial doesn't become a complete fucking circus. And here's hoping that the special prosecutor and that DOJ and everyone else who worked on this case did their jobs well.