Martin Zimmerman: George Zimmerman Mugshot
George Zimmerman turned himself into authorities today and was charged with 2nd degree murder of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death on February 26, 2012 and claimed self-defense under Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" Law. It has taken 45-days to get to this point.
Zimmerman wasn't arrested and charged at the time of the shooting which began national protests and outrage calling for an arrest. Many, especially in the African-American community cited race and racial profiling as a major factor in Zimmerman's pursuit of Trayvon that fateful night.
Zimmerman was processed and booked in Seminole County and will face a judge tomorrow for bail.