According to CBS News, George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch volunteer who shot a young teenage boy to death last month (Feb, 2012. The boy was unarmed and went by the name of Trayvon Martin. The shooting took place in Sanford, Florida inside a gated community.
State Attorney Angela Corey is scheduled to hold a news conference at 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday April 11, 2012. The meeting is scheduled at the state attorney’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Also according to CBS News, “a senior law enforcement official is expected to announce that Zimmerman will face state charges”. The number or nature of the charges are still unknown at this point but im sure zimmerman is not happy.
In Zimmerman’s statement he said that he shot young Martin in self-defense after following the teenager in a Sanford gated community outside Orlando on Feb. 26. He than said that as he was returning to his truck Trayvon Martin attacked him so he shot the unarmed teen during the fight. Zimmerman was briefly detained by police but was not arrested due to Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law.
The department is set to conduct a thorough and unbiased review of the evidence in the Martin matter. One of the department’s top priorities is to prevent and sort of youth violence or victimization.
The Attorney General also added, “If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action.”
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