With all the protests, rallies, online petitions, social media campaigns, etc. rallying for justice for Trayvon Martin, finally the justice system has responded. Although, we’re far away from a conviction, Special prosecutor Angela Corey announced that George Zimmerman will be charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin is scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday at 1:30 p.m. after a special prosecutor charged him with second-degree murder following 45 days of protests, petitions and intense national media coverage of the case.
George Zimmerman, 28, turned himself in to police in Jacksonville after the charges were announced late Wednesday. Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials then transported Zimmerman from Jacksonville to Sanford, where he is now a protective custody inmate at the Seminole County Jail.
Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s defense attorney, said his client will plead not guilty to the charges.
Thursday’s bond hearing will be Zimmerman’s first appearance before a judge, who will explain the charges against him. The judge could order Zimmerman to be released on bail, or that he be held without bond.
Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, told the TODAY show she believes the shooting was “an accident” and that she would like an apology from Zimmerman. “I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back.”
I’m glad Zimmerman has finally been charged with Trayvon’s murder BUT that doesn’t mean anything yet. There’s still a possibility he could be found not guilty BUT we are happy to see that when we all come together for a cause, we can make things happen.
Do you think justice will really be served in this case?