The Takeaway covers the live proceedings of the bond hearing for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch volunteer charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Mr. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, says he plans to seek Zimmerman's release from a correctional facility in Sanford while his legal proceedings are under way. Joining us from Florida is Dale Carson, a lawyer, retired legal instructor for the FBI, and a former police officer.
Last night in a press conference, Florida state special prosecutor Angela Corey announced the charges filed against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on February 26. Zimmerman was arrested yesterday on charges of second degree murder. Adam Kaeloha Causey, a reporter with the Florida Times Union, attended last night's press conference. Dale Carson is a lawyer and retired legal instructor for the FBI, and joins us to discuss the legal explanation behind Zimmerman's arrest.
Last night at 6pm, Florida state special prosecutor Angela Corey announced that George Zimmerman had been charged with second degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case.
In addition to stating the charges, she also announced that George Zimmerman was in state custody, and responded to questions from the journalists.
Among the journalists there was Adam Kealoha Causey, a reporter with the Florida Times Union.
And offering a legal interpretation on last night’s press conference is Dale Carson, a lawyer, retired legal instructor for the FBI, and a former police officer.