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Official: Murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published April 11, 2012 at 1:44 p.m. Updated April 11, 2012 at 4:50 p.m.

— A law enforcement official says that the killer in the Trayvon Martin case will be charged with second-degree murder and is in custody.

The official with knowledge of the case says that the charge against George Zimmerman will be announced at a news conference at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The official says he’s in custody in Florida but wouldn’t say where. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to disclose the information.

An arrest had been delayed because of Florida’s purported "stand your ground" law, which gives people wide latitude to claim self-defense in a killing and other altercations.

The lack of an arrest had sparked outrage and rallies for justice in the Orlando suburb and across the country.

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HalALouyah says... April 11, 2012 at 1:50 p.m.

At least we should be able to get more facts now though it doesn't really matter since 99% of the country has already made up their mind. Good luck finding an objective jury; even if they do I doubt they get a consensus.

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T6 says... April 11, 2012 at 2:08 p.m.

If the NBPP are there to intimidate jurers there'll be a consensus......

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Jfish says... April 11, 2012 at 2:24 p.m.

They will likely get a hung jury eventually, right or wrong, it is difficult to convict someone after the police have cleared them. A good defense attorney will have a field day.

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NoUserName says... April 11, 2012 at 2:34 p.m.

Hard to believe at this point that this any anything to do with justice.

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kinggeorge says... April 11, 2012 at 2:35 p.m.

Has anyone noticed that if you hear in on a major T.V. network it probably isn't true? The reporters have to lie or lose their jobs. Truth is ignored unless it helps their left wing causes. It is too bad that the national news agencies have sunk to such levels of incredibility and dishonesty. Thay totally misrepresented this case from the start. They are on the same level as T.A.S.S. or maybe with less integrity. Perhaps someday we will get back to having news reported accurately instead of fabricated by left wing propagandists.

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Jfish says... April 11, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.

Now MrD, you know that the NBC 911 tape edit was an honest mistake.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 11, 2012 at 2:52 p.m.

Zimmerman will be acquitted on this. Then what?

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NoUserName says... April 11, 2012 at 2:58 p.m.

I vote riot.

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T6 says... April 11, 2012 at 4:21 p.m.

For blacks who don't think for themselves and follow the likes of the NBPP and Michele Williams it will be an all out assault on whites.

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NickieD says... April 11, 2012 at 4:28 p.m.

I'm still waiting to hear the TRUTH about this.
I've heard all the BS from both sides, it is about time for some facts to be released.
From the bare facts that have been released so far, the Black community has misbehaved in a most serious way without a shred of proof that Mr Z was actually guilty of anything other than shooting the kid, which MAY not have actually been a crime under Fla law.

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