Reports: Zimmerman Charged in Florida Shooting

George Zimmerman charged in death of Trayvon Martin.

Updated, 6:29 p.m.

George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, according to the Miami Herald.

Zimmerman is in custody at an undisclosed location, according to the Herald, after turning himself in without incident. 

Zimmerman, 28, shot 17-year-old Martin on Feb. 26 in Sanford, FL, where Martin was visiting his father. The story has been in the national spotlight for more than a month, prompting marches and vigils in Florida and across the country, including in and other parts of Maryland.

On Patch, the discussion has taken on different angles, from the general:

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"We all want justice but it's hard to know what that is," wrote commenter . "This case is not nearly as cut and dry as they make it seem."


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