March 28, 2012


Two days ago I wrote:

I'm not a lawyer, but it's fairly clear to me Zimmerman should be charged with something, at least perhaps 1st or 2nd degree manslaughter.

News is now available showing that Sanford, FL police initially wanted to charge George Zimmerman with manslaughter for the killing of Trayvon Martin. The Seminole County State Attorney’s Office is now declining comment on whether someone there declined to seek charges against Zimmerman; however,

Multiple ABC News sources claim that investigator Chris Serino was “instructed to not press charges against Zimmerman because the state attorney’s office headed by Norman Wolfinger determined there wasn’t enough evidence to lead to a conviction. (Link)

We should all know on April 10 whether Zimmerman will be formally charged. That's when a grand jury convenes to determine whether to bring charges which could include second-degree murder or manslaughter. The Dept. of Justice's Civil Rights Division is also investigating, as is the FBI.

Posted by Hube at March 28, 2012 07:52 PM | TrackBack

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It all depends on what happened between when he got out of his car and when Trayvon was shot.

More specifically, it depends on whether the police have any evidence that the public hasn't seen which would discredit Zimmerman's SD claim.

If they don't then I think they'll have a hard time with even a manslaughter charge & conviction.

That depends of course on whether the case is handled properly and he's not just railroaded for the sake of expediency and racial tension.

Posted by: mike w. at March 29, 2012 05:39 PM