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Trayvon Martin Shooter in Custody, Will Be Charged With Second-Degree Murder


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Trayvon Martin Shooter in Custody, Will Be Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Common Dreams staff

George Zimmerman, the man who shot dead unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, has been taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder.

At a press conference at 6 PM, special prosecutor Angela Corey confirmed that Zimmerman was in custody but would not disclose Zimmerman's location "for his safety." Zimmerman's attorney subsequently confirmed that his client was in the custody of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. In Florida, a conviction for second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.