George Zimmerman thought he was going to get away with the Trayvon Martin murder. Instead, he’s now charged with second degree murder in the Trayvon Martin Murder Case.
According to CBS, “The world will get its first live look at George Zimmerman today when the man at the center of a national firestorm goes before a judge in Sanford, Fla., at 1:30 p.m ET. Zimmerman will be arraigned on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. He is expected to plead not guilty and invoke Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
Zimmerman turned himself in to the Seminole County Jail on Wednesday, after special prosecutor Angela Corey announced that her office would be filing charges against him. He was booked into custody at about 8:30 p.m.
Currently, there is no bond in place, although a judge is expected to address that issue today.
The charge of second-degree murder, which carries a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison surprised some legal experts who thought manslaughter might have been more appropriate .
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