UPDATE: George Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin shooting


Special prosecutor Angela Corey charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder Wednesday, the highest charge he could have faced without going to a grand jury. Zimmerman turned himself in to the Seminole County Jail at 8:25 EST, six weeks after he shot Trayvon Martin dead.

(April 11, 2012) George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in a Florida gated community in February will be finally charged on Wednesday, according to several U.S. news sources, including Washington Post, NBC and the Wall Street Journal.

The special prosecutor in charge of the case, Angela Corey, is holding a press conference to announce the charges at 6 p.m. EDT from Jacksonville, Fla. Amid reports that Zimmerman is soon to be arrested, his lawyers announced on Tuesday that they were withdrawing from the case and—even though they haven’t heard from him since Sunday—he hasn’t left the country and is not going to flee.