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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
vanishingbee 11th-Apr-2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
Okay, so 2nd degree has intent, which I agree with ("I meant to kill them" murder vs "the gun went off" manslaughter) but it also has premeditation IDK WHERE ARE THE _P LAWYERS.
beshwa 11th-Apr-2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Could they argue that his pursuit of Trayvon despite the officers telling him not to follow him shows some sort of intent to kill? Idk. /not versed in law
pepsquad 12th-Apr-2012 02:22 am (UTC)
it was not an officer it was a suggestion with no legal authority.
angry_chick 12th-Apr-2012 05:37 am (UTC)
Well, as pepsquad said, a police dispatcher is not an officer. I would think if an officer told him, this would be very different.

I do know that this is going to look really bad for him in court, though.
etherealtsuki 11th-Apr-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
Think of this in this way: Murder 1 means someone planned this like, being resolved that they are going to do this before anything takes place. Murder 2 is being resolved to kill someone in the heat of the moment, like you weren't planning to kill someone today but in an event or just before you catch yourself resolved that you are going to kill this person. The difference is really the depth of planning, IIRC.

Zimmermann may not went into that car with a gun, thinking he's going to kill someone but he had pre-mediated that it is a possibility. And when he got Trayvon clearly feeling threatened, he took it upon him that Trayvon was doing something and escalated the situation that resulted killing him.
hinoema 12th-Apr-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
I believe the difference is more like "Tonight I shall murder, I have a cunning plan" vs "that's it, someone's going down" minutes before the fact. Both are murder, one is just planned ahead. (So my AZ grand jury training said.)
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