George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old man who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, will be charged in the 17-year-old’s death, a law enforcement official said today. Special prosecutor Angela Corey is expected to announce the charges against Zimmerman at a news conference set for later today. Zimmerman’s arrest is also expected soon.
Do you think that Zimmerman should have been arrested sooner or should his claims of self defense legally facilitate his avoidance of arrest?
Stan Goldman, professor of criminal law and criminal procedure, Loyola Law School