Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey has charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman turned himself in and is in custody at an undetermined location, Corey confirmed in a 6 p.m. news conference.
“It is the search for justice for Trayvon Martin that has brought us to this moment,” Corey told reporters.
Corey added that the decision to charge Zimmerman was not taken lightly, and was based on the facts of the case.
“We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition,” Corey said.