April 11, 2012
Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will announce that she is charging George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing a law enforcement official close to the investigation.
It is unclear what charges he will face.
The unarmed Martin, an African-American, was shot and killed in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watchman Zimmerman, who claims he was acting in self-defense.
Zimmerman’s lack of arrest in the case has sparked nationwide protests by civil rights activists who claim race has been a factor in the investigation.