Florida Man Charged in Shooting Death of Trayvon MartinBloomberg
Apr. 11, 2012
George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was charged with second-degree murder in the black teenager’s death in Sanford, Florida, a state prosecutor said.
The decision was announced at a press conference today in Jacksonville. The youth’s death triggered protests in several U.S. cities and drew comment from President Barack Obama after officials initially declined to prosecute Zimmerman.