The 17-year-old unarmed black teenager was killed Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman after the two got into a confrontation.
By questioning a state investigator on the witness stand during a routine bail hearing, George Zimmerman’s defense attorney showed some of the weaknesses in prosecutors’ claims that the neighborhood watch volunteer committed second-degree murder, legal experts say.
During the brief appearance Thursday, Zimmerman stood up straight and wore a gray prison jumpsuit. He spoke only to answer “Yes, sir,” after he was asked basic questions about the charge against him.
Special Prosecutor Charges George Zimmerman With Second-Degree Murder In Trayvon Martin Shooting Death
George Zimmerman is in custody, and has been charged with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case.
Special prosecutor Angela Corey says she will not bring the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury.
The producer’s dismissal followed an internal investigation that led to NBC apologizing for having aired the audio.
Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall, members of the village board of trustees and a local county legislator are expected to attend Saturday’s 1 p.m. rally in the parking lot outside Hempstead Village Hall.
Wearing hoodies in honor of the Florida teen, hundreds at the Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village voiced their concern and anger. Many said they believe it may have been racially motivated.
Rev. Al Sharpton says organizers would hold a series of nonviolent protests calling for the arrest of the crime watch volunteer who confronted the unarmed black teenager because he thought he looked “suspicious,” and then shot him.
“This is not a black and white thing – this is about a right or wrong thing,” the victim’s mother, Sabryna Fulton, said at the Union Square rally.
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