The Element of Malice: Zimmerman Charged

The Element of Malice: Zimmerman Charged


George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. He is in custody in Florida after reportedly turning himself in. At an emotional press conference, Trayvon Martin's parents gave thanks for the arrest. Zimmerman's new lawyer says he will plead not guilty.

Update: Zimmerman makes his first court appearance.

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Florida State Attorney Angela Corey announces the charges.


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