Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will announce that she is charging George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Zimmerman has already been arrested, reports say. CNN confirms that Zimmerman is in custody in the state of Florida. He has a new attorney. Special prosecutor Corey to speak any moment now.
It remains unclear what charges he will face.
A live stream of the event can be seen here.
In Florida you need a grand jury for murder 1. So when the Zimmerman charge happens, it'll most likely be murder 2 or below since the special prosecutor refused grand jury.
Murder in the second degree, under Florida law, is defined as “the unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual.”
To charge Zimmerman with murder in the second degree, the state would need to prove that he committed the act regardless of human life.
Zimmerman’s attorneys, however, could argue the shooting was “lawful” because it was done in self-defense.