George Zimmerman Deserved Charge of 2nd-Degree Murder (VIDEO)

george zimmerman convictedAnd justice for all: George Zimmerman has been charged with 2nd-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case and faces life in prison if convicted. "We did not come to this decision lightly," says special prosecutor Angela Corey.

Thank god for that. Because George Zimmerman has taken this too lightly from the start. Not only did he refuse to acknowledge the fact that he took the life of an innocent 17-year-old boy for no reason, he practically blamed Martin for his own murder. He had the audacity to ask the public for financial assistance following his crime (or, in his words, a "life-altering" event).

Now that he's been charged with 2nd-degree murder -- not manslaughter, mind you, 2nd-degree murder -- there's no way in hell Zimmerman can take Trayvon Martin's death lightly anymore.

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What a relief, what a welcome dose of TRUTH after all the weeks of waiting, of wondering why George Zimmerman wasn't getting arrested. The endless debates over the Stand Your Ground law and the screams on the 911 call and the head injury that was or wasn't there ... none of it matters now. 2nd degree murder leaves no room for interpretation: The prosecution is charging Zimmerman with killing Trayvon Martin on purpose. Not in self-defense. In cold blood.

I hope Zimmerman is convicted, personally, but even if he's not? I'm still glad he was charged with a crime this severe. And I pray Trayvon Martin's family finds some comfort in the same.

Are you surprised George Zimmerman was charged with 2nd degree murder?

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nonmember avatar me

This proves nothing but the fact that if you get alot of people on your side including news teams you will get "justice" other wise dont even try. . .

Craft... CraftyJenna

I hope that the truth comes out in the trial, and while I think he's probably guilty and should go to jail, I hope the media calms down about this story a bit, and stops trying to milk it for all it's worth.

nonmember avatar Darlene

Finally. I can't imagine taking anyone's life, much less a teenage child's. Yes, TM was a child. I don't care how tall he was. Did he have an 18th birthday? Will he ever? And why...because an adult decided to take it upon himself to hassle a teenager for having the audacity to walk through his neighborhood. Zimmerman, at best, had a scrape on his head. How can he say with a straight face that HE was defending his life? At this point, I don't care if TM hit Zimmerman because IF he would have left this kid alone, he'd be alive today.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

The fact that they avoided a grand jury, and allowed an indictment forced by political pressure should scare the hell out of American citizens - no matter what race, religion, sex, or political side we are on. This is something I thought couldn't happen in this day and age, but this is like the so called satanic sex abuse cases of the 80s. Before social media, and a lot of people who weren't there screaming to anyone who will listen that they KNOW he's guilty and a child murderer - got involved, there wasn't enough evidence. 2 million signatures on petitions, Sharpton and the like stirring up racial tensions somehow now = sufficient evidence??? This is horrendous. This should be a search for the truth, not succumbing to political pressure to make a case.

MsRkg MsRkg

@HockeyMom the evidence for this case was always there, it was the fact that the sanford police department chose not to act on it on some self-defense/stand your ground workaround that is obviously not holding up now. I highly doubt that this prosecutor (one of the top in Florida) is going to risk her career pushing for a case if she didn't believe the charges were going to hold, or match the crime, despite the amount of pressure out in society. These prosectuors work above things such as social/commununity/media pressure and are impartial to that pressure. They look at the LEGALITY of the facts and the evidence (which there is a lot more of besides of what we know from the media) and based on what she sees , she sees charges that warrant 2nd degree murder. All of you are crying innocent until guilt and that he should be tried in court, well that's happening now so why is there still the push to say that everything that is happening is unfair to Zimmerman. What about the fairness for Trayvon? Let this man have his day in court and if he's innocent he's innocent , or if he's guilty he's guilty. All of the evidence is going to come out now , and now everyone can finally know the true story about what happened that night.

Torra... TorranceMom

Wow Ms. Burt. Sounds like you've already convicted George Zimmerman. In this country, people are innocent until proven guilty. Let's leave this to the judge/jury, shall we?

nonmember avatar Nicole

He needed to be arrested and charged. Anyone who kills another should be unless they are clearly in their house and being attacked by intruders. This stand your ground bull basically gives everyone a right to kill, wherever.

Now whether he is guilty or not is no longer in our hands and I do hope he gets a fair trial.

nonmember avatar Nicole

He needed to be arrested and charged. Anyone who kills another should be unless they are clearly in their house and being attacked by intruders. This stand your ground bull basically gives everyone a right to kill, wherever.

Now whether he is guilty or not is no longer in our hands and I do hope he gets a fair trial.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

MsRkg - you are only proving my point. The prosecutors are above social / community pressure?? PuLeeeze! How do you know? Because they say so and you believe them? State attorneys / District attorneys are ELECTED officials, hello!!! Do you know of any official gonna be up for election that isn't succeptible to political pressure??? The sanford police chose not to act on the case - how do you know? Did they send you a telegram telling you all about it? My point, you dont know and neither do I. If the case was there the whole time, why not let a grand jury indict him? That would have been the fair and impartial way. I'm not saying he's innocent or guilty. I'm saying a whole lot of people that don't know have made sure there is a case made here.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

The media and the race runners have tainted this case so badly....

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