Experts: 2nd-Degree Murder Tough to Get in Trayvon Case - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 13, 2012

Prosecutors face steep hurdles to win a second-degree murder conviction against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, experts say. Prosecutor Angela Corey chose a tough route with the murder charge, they say, which could send Zimmerman to prison for life if he's convicted, over manslaughter, which usually carries 15-year prison terms and covers reckless or negligent killings. The Johnson City Press carried this AP story