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Zimmerman: Murder in the Second Degree [Update]

The 28-year-old has claimed self-defense in the teen's death.

Update, 6:32 p.m.

George Zimmerman has been charged with murder in the second degree, according to Special Prosecutor Angela Corey.

Corey said Zimmerman is in custody after turning himself in to authorities.

Original Story

George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing in Florida on Feb. 26, will be charged for his role in the death of the 17-year-old, the Washington Post reports.

More than a month has passed since the Florida teen's death. Zimmerman has claimed he acted in self-defense, acting in accordance with Florida's Stand Your Ground Law.

The fact he's remained a free man has resulted in .

Yesterday, Zimmerman's lawyers dropped their client, citing their inability to contact him

 

Ty Webb April 11, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I, for one, would like to hear glen's thoughts on this matter, as well as Teri and toni "the booch" boucher's...
Michael A. Dinan April 11, 2012 at 10:00 PM
“The court of opinion is worthless without all the facts, which in this case are not all in nor available to the public. Unfortunately most people have made a judgement based on incomplete, sensationalized information along with a large dose... of pundits and emotion. This is opposed to the critical, fact based,impartial analysis such a case deserves. The reaction to this story is an adverse symptom of the packaging of news as entertainment as well as plain old ignorance.” — Chris Tonra, New Canaan Patch Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/NewCanaanPatch) “Perhaps I am missing all the facts but I would assume that anytime an unarmed person is shot and killed, the logical aftermath would be to open an investigation. Considering the shooter has admitted to this act and, according to his own legal counsel "disappeared," the situation seems to warrant a more defined response from the authorities.” — Chris Frassetto, New Canaan Patch Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/NewCanaanPatch)
Glen K Dunbar April 12, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Morning all. I have not followed this case very carefully on the media to be honest. I only know the little I heard. Umm.. Off the top of my head if they did actually make an arrest they must have some serious support to do so. I thought they were still putting all the facts together. I was not there. My initial thought was how sad to have a young life taken. I wanted to blame the security guard. But, we have to let the case unfold I think. One point...I do NOT know why a regular security guard would carry a weapon?? What did I miss folks?? GLEN
Chandra Johnson Greene April 12, 2012 at 02:22 PM
The following comments were posted on New Canaan Patch's Facebook page: Chris Tonra: "The court of opinion is worthless without all the facts, which in this case are not all in nor available to the public. Unfortunately most people have made a judgement based on incomplete, sensationalized information along with a large dose of pundits and emotion. This is opposed to the critical, fact based,impartial analysis such a case deserves. The reaction to this story is an adverse symptom of the packaging of news as entertainment as well as plain old ignorance. " Chris Frassetto: "Perhaps I am missing all the facts but I would assume that anytime an unarmed person is shot and killed, the logical aftermath would be to open an investigation. Considering the shooter has admitted to this act and, according to his own legal counsel "disappeared," the situation seems to warrant a more defined response from the authorities."

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