George Zimmerman has been finally taken into custody but he will plead not-guilty against the charges against him in Trayvon Martin shooting case
As the Trayvon Martin shooting case proceeds, things are finally shaping up as George Zimmerman is now in the custody of the police. Zimmerman is being charged with the second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. This charge came after Angela Corey, the special prosecutor appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, announced that she will not be presenting the case to the grand jury, which meant that there will be no first-degree murder charges against George Zimmerman. The second-degree murder charges which have now been levied against Zimmerman carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. However, Zimmerman has pleaded not-guilty to the charges on the ground that he killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense.
Just yesterday, George Zimmerman's lawyers dropped his case because he was not returning their calls or emails and was doing things of his own accord. After his case was dropped, Mark O'Mara took Zimmerman as his client and he told the press that Zimmerman will plead not guilty and that he would seek his release on bond. The initial hearing for Zimmerman is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.
"I think he's troubled by the fact the state decided to charge him," O'Mara said according to a report by MSNBC.com. "I would think anyone charged with second-degree murder would be scared."
George Zimmerman arrived in a police caravan on Wednesday at around 8:20 p.m. ET. He was brought to the Seminole County jail and according to the Florida law, he must be brought before a judge within 24-hours of his return to the county, where he acknowledged of killing Trayvon Martin.
According to Corey, Trayvon Martins' parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have been informed of the latest developments and they have taken the news well. In a brief press conference, Sybrina Fulton said that she is was thankful to God that an arrest has been made, as that is what they wanted. Fulton even mentioned that she found Corey professional, adding that; "I believe there is a human side to her," she said. "I believe she looked at the evidence, spoke with the witnesses and determined what (Zimmerman) should be charged with," according to the details provided by MSNBC.com.
It is being hoped that justice will prevail and the those responsible will be brought to justice in the Trayvon Martin case.