For the many who were outraged by the Trayvon Martin case over the last few months, it appears that their prayers have been answered. The special prosecutor in the case will announce criminal charges against George Zimmerman today (April 11th), a law enforcement official told NBC News.
Although the nature of the charges aren’t exactly known, the official told NBC News Justice Department correspondent Pete Williams, that the special prosecutor appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott will re-examine the case, but first-degree murder is not an option.
Authorities in Sanford, Fla. — where Zimmerman, 28, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot Martin, 17, on Feb. 26 — also began preparing for an announcement from Corey, NBC station WESH of Orlando reported. Seminole County sheriff’s deputies spent Wednesday morning setting up barricades along the booking area for new inmates at the county jail.
Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, said he was looking forward to Corey’s announcement. Check out Martin’s statement to the press about the news: