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Fox News alert now Martha waiting the first expected court appearance of George -- he was charged late yesterday second degree murder in the death of trade on Martin.
Some video Zimmerman turning himself into that jail -- Sanford Florida the special prosecutor announcing those charges late yesterday.
And then reaction from Zimmerman attorney's assistant to that.
We have to have a reasonable certainty of conviction before we file charges I appreciate the way the prosecutor handle their press conference she said that what was appropriate.
She didn't talk about the evidence does not -- to.
She's a prosecutor she believes that she has enough evidence to charge -- crimes that she did that's what's -- supposed to do.
Home I appreciate the way -- handle it I I didn't it was business like there was no.
You know this thing you know you go angry -- -- She did what she does is a prosecutor and I look forward to working with on the case we're.
What more do we know about Zimmerman and when he was taken into custody.
Sometime yesterday afternoon George -- are men according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows up in Jacksonville goes in.
Voluntarily to one of the offices of the FDL the he turns himself in very he has not arrested ignores the book -- dispelled.
In custody and then by 8:30.
PM last night.
George Zimmermann escorted by Florida department law officials in a car -- tinted windows wearing a plaid shirt.
Covering his head with a -- -- -- is -- but handcuffed in front of his body then walked -- to the Seminole county jail and moments after that.
This mug shot was released to the public of Jordan Zimmermann.
The most recent and accurate photo of how he looks since we've been following this story for the past 45 days.
Watching the entire news -- nationally televised yesterday at 6 PM from Jacksonville.
In Washington DC where the parents of prey upon -- -- Fulton and Tracy -- And as the special prosecutor announced she was seeking a charge of second degree murder clearly the parents were pleased.
As that was a maximum charge available.
First of all I wanna say thank god out.
We simply wanted -- -- We -- -- nothing more nothing less we do is want -- and -- risk and we got it.
And I say thank you thank you lord thank you -- its.
All the parents have been asking for demanding -- for 45 days was justice.
Not that George government be convicted.
This and we that'd be arrested at the wheels of justice starts spitting and hear the several county justice center they certainly already are behind the building is the jail that's for George Zimmermann is.
PM today he will be in a courtroom behind me.
Or his first appearance -- possible bond here he has a new attorney.
What that new attorney -- -- this arrest or candy.
-- most expected -- yes he has already indicated he's gonna plead not guilty.
You'll likely see a change of venue if he gets to that point.
But Florida's very controversial stand your ground law is that the center of the question here because -- -- under that law of Florida.
Really only have to show.
A low legal threshold to show that they were acting in self defense and if that's the route they take.
Then there's going to be a separate -- -- hearing before a judge.
Before we even get towards the trial stage and that Florida judge here in several county who listen to the fact the arguments on both sides and could dismiss the case right then and there if the judge feels there is enough evidence to support George Zimmerman felt.
His life was truly being threatened and he had to use that stand your ground law clearly the special prosecutor in Jacksonville.
Looking at everything all of the witness testimony and the evidence at hand for three weeks decided that the evidence did not support.
A self defense -- so this will be -- legal battle.
That is just now beginning to wonderful watch that a bit later today Phil Keating thank you down there Sanford Florida eleven minutes past the.
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