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BREAKING: Zimmerman Finally In Custody

5:44 pm - 04/11/2012
+NBC News confirms: George Zimmerman is in custody for charges related to the Trayvon Martin case. Prosecutor Angela Corey will make an announcement in Trayvon Martin case at 6 p.m. ET

Source at NBC News on G+, that's all I got right now.

I encourage everyone to post more detailed information and links as it becomes available. I'm about to be away from the internet for a few hours so I won't be able to add to this post myself.

edit: More detail here
angry_chick 11th-Apr-2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Fuck 2nd.

I want Murder 1.
evilgmbethy 11th-Apr-2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
unfortunately without a grand jury they can't do murder 1 :/
angry_chick 11th-Apr-2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
That pisses me off so much. While I'm happy he's going to jail, I want to see him fucking rot for this crime. I feel like they tried to save his ass by dropping the grand jury.

Edited at 2012-04-11 10:09 pm (UTC)
dncingmalkavian 12th-Apr-2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
I think they can only charge him with 1st if it was premeditated and if there were significant evidence for that. I think maybe 2nd degree is the best they can do.

Tbh, though, I'd be willing to bet the judge who rules on this case will give him the maximum sentence for 2nd degree murder, considering the public reaction to the entire incident and all the grief the family has had to deal with, not only due to the death of their son but the conservative media basically dragging him through the mud after he was killed.
rex_dart 11th-Apr-2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
You obvs. know more than I do about this and I was out of town all weekend so now I feel a little behind. Do you know/can you explain why there wasn't a grand jury?
evilgmbethy 11th-Apr-2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, I just know the special prosecutor a few days ago decided not to do it. There was a post and people were speculating that it might be better without one, I think because the grand jury would be closed and we would never know why if they decided not to prosecute, but I don't know all the specific reasons off the top of my head.
doverz 11th-Apr-2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Here's the ONTD post about it:

http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/9538449.html
tabaqui 11th-Apr-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
I looked up the difference and it seems like both one *and* two are premeditated? I dunno.

http://www.diffen.com/difference/First_Degree_Murder_vs_Second_Degree_Murder

I hope that the sentencing is where the judge steps in and gives him more time than seems usual.
angry_chick 11th-Apr-2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
I don't place faith in judges or any of those bastards, especially considering that he's a judge's son.
roseofjuly 12th-Apr-2012 03:54 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing. Zimmerman would've never gotten convicted on murder 1; they're going to have a hard enough time making a case for murder 2.
effervescent 11th-Apr-2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
I think she went with what she thought she could get someone to convict him on. I'd rather have a lesser charge and see him go to jail than have her go for Murder 1 and have him walk free.
emofordino 11th-Apr-2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
this is a good point, i hadn't thought of it that way.
iheartomntd 11th-Apr-2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
exactly plus it would be much harder to prove Murder 1 than Murder 2.
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