The state of Florida just did what the city of Sanford and Seminole County wouldn’t do: investigate the death of Trayvon Martin, and file charges against his killer, George Zimmerman.
Reuters | Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:31pm EDT
George Zimmerman is under arrest, charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida special prosecutor announced Wednesday.
Zimmerman, 28, who’s been in hiding since news of Martin’s killing gained worldwide attention, turned himself in on an arrest warrant, called a capias, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey said at a news conference.
“I can tell you we did not come to this decision lightly,” Corey said in remarks broadcast live on TV and online. “We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. We prosecute based on the facts in any given case, as well as the laws of the state of Florida.”
I gotta tell you, this feels much better.
I look forward to hearing Zimmerman’s side of the ‘confrontation’ between him and Martin under oath. I fully expect the jury’s bullshit meter to be pegging the dial. I hear that the maximum sentence for second degree murder is life in prison. Good. Meantime, I continue to welcome the sparkling commentary, redolent of Africans!, from you law and order types . .