UPDATE-George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder nearly two months after shooting unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Florida. Zimmerman turned himself in after special prosecutor Angela Corey officially announced the decision to charge the self appointed neighborhood watchman.
“It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment,” Corey said.
Since the shooting took place on a rainy night in Sanford, Fla on February 26th, Zimmerman has evaded arrest pleading self defense. Nearly two weeks later the incident went national and gripped the nation. Protests and marches were to follow all in the hopes of bringing justice for Trayvon and his family first with the arrest of Zimmerman. The 28-year old neighborhood watchman insisted he acted in self defense citing the Stand your Ground law for his rational – the public wasn’t buying it. Heck even the lawmakers behind the controversial Stand Your Ground law wasn’t buying.
Now nearly two months later the millions who grieved for the teen are breathing a sigh of relief in hopes that justice will indeed be served for 17-year old Trayvon Martin. Sybrina Fulton, the teen’s mother, thanked everyone for their support,
“We feel much closer to justice with the decision to bring charges against our son’s killer. We are thankful to the millions of people around the world who signed the petition on Change.org and called for justice for Trayvon.”
UPDATE: According to Zimmerman’s new attorney Mark O’Mara, George will plead not guilty. “I’m expecting a lot of work and hopefully justice in the end.”