The Trayvon Martin shooting will finally head for a courtroom now that
Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey has decided to charge George
Zimmerman in the February 26th shooting of Trayvon Martin. The Washington Post’s Sari Horwitz reports
that Corey will hold a press conference to announce the charges, but so
far none are known.
NBC News and other outlets are reporting that the conference will be held tonight at 6pm EST. Associated Press’ Kyle Hightower and Brendan Farrington didn’t
have much to add, but they spoke to a law enforcement official “with
knowledge of the investigation,” who confirmed that the charges would be
announced this evening. Both reports tiptoed around the topic of police
tracking down Zimmerman to arrest him when the time comes, a task that
seems more and more daunting by the day.
Miami Herald reporter Frances Robles tweets
that Zimmerman will face only one charge. So far, Zimmerman has not
been charged in Sanford, Florida, where the crime took place because of
the state’s “stand your ground” law.