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George Zimmerman Charged With 2nd Degree Murder, In State Custody
 Part of channel(s): Shooting of Trayvon Martin (current event)

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 8:12 PM EDT, Wed April 11, 2012

(CNN) -- Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and is in custody, a special prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Zimmerman, 28, was arrested on a warrant and was in the custody of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, his new attorney, Mark O'Mara, told CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame.

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The charges were announced in Jacksonville by prosecutor Angela Corey, who has said her job was "to find out the full truth" about the February 26 incident in Sanford.

"It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment," Corey told reporters. "We did not come to this decision lightly."

Martin's parents spoke after Corey's announcement.

"We simply wanted an arrest; we wanted nothing more, nothing l

Added: Apr-11-2012 Occurred On: Apr-11-2012
By: unit731
Regional News
Tags: George Zimmerman, arrested, charged, murder, Trayvon Martin
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States (load item map)
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