George Zimmerman is in custody charged with second degree murder in the vigilante run amuck killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford, FL.
My guess is prosecutors had to go for the murder rap given the publicity and unrest. In the end the affirmative defense will be self-defense and the final verdict will likely be manslaughter.
This is a tough case as its not the racism the Sharpton crowd is peddling, but it sure is reckless behavior in using Neighborhood Watch to be a cop wannabe.
It's an ugly episode featuring lousy and inflammatory journalism and ugly race baiting. With Black Panthers and neo-Nazis cruising the streets of Sanford, residents must be asking, what did we do to deserve this ?
George Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin shooting - The Washington Post