Charges Filed in Trayvon Case

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood-watch volunteer who fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin, was charged today with second-degree murder. He reportedly is in police custody and has new defense counsel after his lawyers stepped down from the case yesterday. The AP has more

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised that his office will take appropriate action if evidence of a civil rights crime is found. The Justice Department launched an investigation of the killing three weeks ago. Representatives have been in Florida talking with Martin’s family and working to reduce racial tensions. WRCB Chattanooga has this AP story.

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