Official: Zimmerman to be charged for Martin shooting

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 14:32 EDT
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A law officer close to the investigation of the Trayvon Martin shooting said Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will charge neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman Wednesday afternoon, according to The Washington Post.

The official did not indicate what charge Zimmerman will face for shooting and killing Martin on February 26th.

An announcement of the charge would come a day after Zimmerman’s lawyers, Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig, withdrew themselves from the case.

NBC News reports that Corey will file criminal charges against Zimmerman would be filed with an announcement at 6 PM. The Miami Herald reported that Corey will make a decision on any charges by Friday.

Update: The Associated Press confirms that Corey will have a press conference at 6PM to bring criminal charges on George Zimmerman.

Update 2: The Miami Herald reports that one charged with be filed by Corey.

This story has been updated from its original post.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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