Zimmerman facing second-degree murder charge
Florida man in custody
- Duration 3:50
- Date Apr 11, 2012
Florida man in custody
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We have team fox coverage tonight Trace Gallagher on clues from the 911 recordings first of Phil Keating whose in Sanford Florida -- night.
Trade -- parents asked for charges to be filed.
Jeff for 44 long days the parents of -- about Martin -- not asking for mob justice not demanding.
Zimmerman be convicted simply that he be arrested and let the wheels of justice Begin to spin and they were in Washington DC this evening watching a television.
As the special prosecutor in Jacksonville Florida made that announcement.
George Zimmermann will be charged is charged now with second degree murder for the shooting -- all of the -- font family son.
Seventeen year old -- -- Martin here's the mother's reaction.
I want to say thank god.
We simply wanted a wrist.
We -- and nothing more nothing less we do is 18 -- risk and we got it.
And I say thank you thank you lord thank you -- that stuff heart says no color.
There's not -- there's not why isn't Brit.
And I want to say thank you.
And the parents of -- on Martin there attorney also getting a lot of -- and credit to Reverend Al Sharpton and in this.
National Action Network which really led the charge demanding justice just simply demanding an arrest and -- -- calling for civil peace and no violence.
Just let the justice system were -- and fill the prosecutor would not say where the shooter George Zimmermann is do we have any idea and further.
What's next in the process.
Well what's next for him is in the next 44 hours he will have to appear here the Seminole County justice -- And go before a magistrate -- will then read the charge of second degree murder of course if convicted he could face as you mentioned -- 45 years up to life in prison sources are telling.
Our fox reporters in the Orlando -- -- -- in Jacksonville that that is exactly where -- is tonight behind bars in Jacksonville.
The attorney that has been signed on as of this afternoon -- merit in Orlando.
Was scheduled to have a 7 o'clock.
News -- or short statement about his now involvement in the case.
-- I'm not sure exactly what was being said here but the city of Sanford.
The city manager of the mayor just wrapping up moments ago a news conference just downtown for -- the short way from here it.
Pleading for everybody to let the healing began move past this ugly chapter and now it's in the hands of the Justice Department here in Seminole County.
-- he is under arrest George there -- men and again charged.
Second degree murder in this case clearly -- most importantly for the special prosecutor Florida's very controversial stand your ground law.
Is not supported by the evidence.
In this case though obviously an emotionally charged case and set of circumstances for people there.
Sadly it's become co opted by people a bullet political stripes on both sides.
There were concerns there about what would happen if the charges were something less than this is it your sense that this will.
Turn the volume down in the justice can go forward.
I think it absolutely is -- sense by everybody here in this community with the minimum charge that we what are would expect this -- was.
Involuntary manslaughter in the maximum could have been second degree murder which a lot of people follow -- unlikely but.
That is what the charges from the special prosecutor and so.
The degree of outrage that may have been anticipated by people thinking -- this has been.
Nothing but injustice all along certainly seems to have subsided.
Phil Keating -- in Sanford Florida and -- --