Unfortunately I am inclined to believe this. I have the sinking feeling that they will fail to prove sufficient intent and in some way he will get off the hook. I feel like they really have a slam dunk manslaughter case, and I am all for them pursuing a higher charge, but with the caveat that it does not gamble away the possibility of Zimmerman serving ANY time in jail. Kinda rings a bell, eerily similar to somebody else we all know. I sorta feel like I’m repeating myself. la-la-la- (maybe if I just cover my ears it will all go away). All we can do is continue to watch and hope to ensure that justice is done.
Originally posted on Anderson Cooper 360:
Without a grand jury, Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey determined the second-degree murder charge for Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman. Some believe this is another instance of Corey zealously overcharging as she has done in the past .
CNN’s Gary Tuchman looks at another controversial case involving Corey and charges she issued against a 12-year-old boy. Cristian Fernandez is being tried as an adult on a first-degree murder charge for the death of his 2-year-old brother. He’s the youngest person in Florida to be charged as an adult for murder.
When first imprisoned, he was placed in solitary confinement in an adult jail before a judge agreed to move him to a juvenile facility. If convicted, he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole.