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ZIMMERMAN CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGEE MURDER
ap ^ | april 11,2012 | pawpawrick

Posted on 04/11/2012 3:19:09 PM PDT by pawpawrick

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, according to the Associated Press.

Additionally, Zimmerman has been taken into custody, but it hasn’t been revealed where he is being held.

CBSMiami has confirmed that State Attorney Angela Corey, who was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case, will hold an announcement about the charges at 6 p.m. in Jacksonville.

That press conference can be viewed LIVE starting at 6 p.m. by clicking here.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: angelacorey; angelacory; arrest; bizarroworld; george; georgezimmerman; justicefortrayvon; murder; preciousvictim; seconddegreemurder; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermancharged
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I think this was the most severe he could be charged with.
1 posted on 04/11/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT by pawpawrick
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The was a legal argument that COULD be made for 1st but not a good one. This is the most severe thing they have a hope of winning a conviction for


2 posted on 04/11/2012 3:21:49 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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To: pawpawrick

The was a legal argument that COULD be made for 1st but not a good one. This is the most severe thing they have a hope of winning a conviction for


3 posted on 04/11/2012 3:21:58 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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To: pawpawrick

RAILROADED_BY_COWARDS_PING!


4 posted on 04/11/2012 3:22:47 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: pawpawrick

Yes, I expected manslaughter. Then again second degree will be harder to prove.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 3:23:03 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: pawpawrick

this Cory lady is totally on Martin’s side...disgusting


6 posted on 04/11/2012 3:23:27 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: pawpawrick

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0782/Sections/0782.04.html


7 posted on 04/11/2012 3:24:30 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: pawpawrick
He went and talked to them without an attorney it sounds like. Who knows what he told them?
8 posted on 04/11/2012 3:24:38 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: pawpawrick

The Big Cave! This is what America has become.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 3:25:25 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: pawpawrick

She’s now on the fast track for a DOJ DC job.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 3:25:49 PM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: pawpawrick

Penalties for Second Degree Murder
The crime of Second Degree Murder is classified as a First Degree Felony and is assigned a Level 10 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code.

If convicted of Second Degree Murder, a judge is required to impose a minimum prison sentence of 16¾ years in prison and can impose any additional combination of the following penalties:

Up to Life in prison.
Up to Life on probation.
Up to $10,000 in fines.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 3:26:39 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: pawpawrick

Show trial. Any decent lawyer can get this guy off at the jury selection stage.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 3:26:51 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: pawpawrick
They will have a tough time with this conviction. Even if everything is as the news media claim, a 3rd degree murder charge would be the maximum appropriate rap.

If you live anywhere near the area, be sure your fire insurance is paid up in the event things don't go the mob's way.

13 posted on 04/11/2012 3:27:02 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: pawpawrick

Mob Rule


14 posted on 04/11/2012 3:27:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: pawpawrick

I wonder what will be racial makeup of the jury.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 3:28:04 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: pawpawrick

I’m not a legal expert, so here’s my question:

If Zimmerman is charged with 2nd-degree murder, can a jury still decide to find him guilty of a lesser charge such as manslaughter?


16 posted on 04/11/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: pawpawrick

It is and at some point he will likely be pressured to take a plea to manslaughter. That is if he lasts that long without being murdered.


17 posted on 04/11/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: pawpawrick

October surprise trial?


18 posted on 04/11/2012 3:29:22 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: pawpawrick

The first American Civil War started on April 12. Today is April 11.

What will tomorrow bring?


19 posted on 04/11/2012 3:29:33 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Repeal 16-17

Well the jury must have some “white-hispanics” otherwise Zimmerman is not being judged by a jury of HIS peers.


20 posted on 04/11/2012 3:30:15 PM PDT by Josa
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To: pawpawrick

The Justice Brothers won’t be happy about this. They were hoping for no charges to keep their act going.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 3:30:21 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: pawpawrick

Figures. Goes with the lefts destruction of the 2nd Amendment. Accept that your life is in danger. Sit back and get killed. This reminds me of the Bernie Goetz case that Sharpton also ballooned up for money: Goetz eventually went to jail and was ordered to pay $42 MILLION to one of the punks who tried to stick a screwdriver into his head.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 3:30:48 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: Lex Gabba

Really? I can’t get to murder and barely get to manslaughter.

Maybe negligent homicide but, that would take some work as well.

A charge of Murder goes to “intent” and I don’t see it.


23 posted on 04/11/2012 3:31:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ratzoe
She’s now on the fast track for a DOJ DC job.

I doubt that. She's a Republican known for her tough stance against crime and the number of cases she's taken to trial.

24 posted on 04/11/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: tobyhill

This is just the FIRST big cave...

Now count on ‘reverend’ Al and all the usual suspects to demand a conviction


25 posted on 04/11/2012 3:33:20 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Momaw Nadon

(not an attorney either) I believe it has to be presented to the jury as an option at trial.


26 posted on 04/11/2012 3:33:33 PM PDT by arichtaxpayer
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To: prisoner6

I heard on local radio that one such angle for law enforcement is to overcharge and hope for a plea deal on a lower charge and confession of guilt... God help Sanford if it goes to court and Z is acquitted.


27 posted on 04/11/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: pawpawrick

I suspect political pressure.


28 posted on 04/11/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Lex Gabba

You didn’t last long Zot.


29 posted on 04/11/2012 3:34:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: pawpawrick

I’d give anything to see an OJ Simpson outcome and let the real racists choke on it.


30 posted on 04/11/2012 3:34:41 PM PDT by anonsquared
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31 posted on 04/11/2012 3:34:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Momaw Nadon

Yes, they can go down but not up.

If this guy pleads to M/S, he is a fool.


32 posted on 04/11/2012 3:35:12 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: pawpawrick

Hey think of it this way:

The good news is two things:

1. All the evidence will come out.

2. All the evidence will come out.

But have no doubt they will have a 90% black jury and he will be convicted.


33 posted on 04/11/2012 3:35:12 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: Momaw Nadon
No, I don't think so. When you are on a jury you are instructed on the laws for each count. You don't get a chance to change the counts.

But, if manslaughter is on the list of charges, you can be not guilty for 2nd-degree murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

34 posted on 04/11/2012 3:35:14 PM PDT by between_the_lines_mn
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To: pawpawrick

We can hope that Zimmerman actually lives long enough to see a court trial. Once the evidence is introduced, even a jury of ignoramuses would see that Zimmerman was defending himself from the beating that Trayvon was giving him.

However, IF he ends up being acquitted (which he should be) there will be riots across the country that he should have been convicted. Black “yutes” will riot, loot businesses, burn cars and buildings, injure or kill anyone who gets in their way a la the Muslim “yutes” in France.

At this point, Holder and the biased DOJ will step in and charge him with a civil rights violation on manufactured evidence that will get Zimmerman thrown in jail for life + 2 billion years with no chance of parole!!

Thank God we’re a free country with a Constitution that guarantees our rights!

/sarc


35 posted on 04/11/2012 3:35:49 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: The Wizard

My wife and I watched this self-assured arrogant pig of a special prosecutor sing Al Sharpton’s tune, it was disgusting. Based on the black victim mentality and support of it from Obama and Holder, I would think twice about calling the police. Pick up your brass and walk away.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 3:36:04 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: prisoner6

I assume manslaughter will be a lesser included offense.


37 posted on 04/11/2012 3:36:26 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: prisoner6

This is the first step in the grand design of the upcoming mau mau campaign, inspired by obama and used to such great effect by his cousin odinga in the kenyan Presidential election.
They want all those racist, Honkey Crackers to think twice before committing the hate crime of RWW (Resisting While White).


38 posted on 04/11/2012 3:37:03 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: pawpawrick

The FL state attorney didn’t let the grand jury have a look because they would have taken one look at it and thrown it out because it was so obvious that it was self-defense.

She gets to control this political show trial and will try and do the lynching herself. If she wants to advance in her career this will give her more face time in the spotlight.


39 posted on 04/11/2012 3:37:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"Accept that your life is in danger. Sit back and get killed."

Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I was in a CCW class a few weeks ago, one thing they said is that you can plan on being charged no matter what the circumstances of a justified shooting are.
40 posted on 04/11/2012 3:37:10 PM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: pawpawrick

This is supposed to be a government of laws, not of men. The people who joined this lynch mob are disgusting garbage, and I include these prosecutors in that category.


41 posted on 04/11/2012 3:37:55 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: pawpawrick
They know damn well Zimmerman is innocent.. He called the authorities.. He was jumped.. His head was pounded into cement.

This is about taking away guns, folks.. They hand-picked this case.. It's a gun grab. Even Bloomberg the blooming IDIOT chimed in about it saying the Florida 'Stand Your Ground' self-defense is a "license to murder" .
42 posted on 04/11/2012 3:38:26 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Charged with Self-Defense While White, a felony.


43 posted on 04/11/2012 3:39:38 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: thethirddegree
this self-assured arrogant pig of a special prosecutor sing Al Sharpton’s tune, it was disgusting.

This is unbelievable.

Sharpton: "We will will not be gloating here",

As Sharptons entourage and audience of racist applauds.

45 posted on 04/11/2012 3:39:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Liberty Valance

I predict Zimmerman is declared not guilty, Rodney King riots Part 2 begin but this time America has had enough.

There Will Be Blood this fall.


46 posted on 04/11/2012 3:40:27 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: The Wizard

Prosecution is not about justice or truth it is about winning.


47 posted on 04/11/2012 3:41:11 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Red Steel

I wonder what Lex got the zot for?

For making no sense?

I read and re-read that post. Vague and unclear at best.

Oh Well.


48 posted on 04/11/2012 3:41:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: between_the_lines_mn
But, if manslaughter is on the list of charges, you can be not guilty for 2nd-degree murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

Can a defendant be charged with both 2nd-degree murder and manslaughter at the same time if only one person is dead as a result of the incident?

49 posted on 04/11/2012 3:41:15 PM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: pawpawrick

And the winner of the Mike Nifong Prosecutorial Overreach Award for 2012 is...Angela Corey. Well done, Angela.


50 posted on 04/11/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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