April 11, 2012
George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder for the killing of Trayvon Martin, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has announced.
Zimmerman, 28, has claimed he acted in self-defense Feb. 26 when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon in Sanford, Fla.
Zimmerman had been in hiding and not spoken publicly since the shooting. Tuesday, two attorneys withdrew as his counsel after they learned he had contacted Corey’s office and news media without their knowledge. They said they had lost contact with him Sunday.