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George Zimmerman expected to be charged in Trayvon Martin’s death

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
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A rally for Trayvon Martin; George Zimmerman in an recent, undated photo (AP)

Angela Corey, the special prosecutor investigating the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is scheduled to hold a 6 p.m. EDT press conference in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday, where she is expected to charge George Zimmerman in the 17-year-old's killing.

According to the Associated Press, Zimmerman will be charged with 2nd-degree murder. Corey's office confirmed the press conference but did not elaborate on the details. According to the AP, Zimmerman is in custody. According to CNN, he turned himself in.

The announcement comes a day after Zimmerman's attorneys said that they were dropping the case because their client had stopped communicating with them. On Sunday, Zimmerman launched a website seeking donations for his legal and living expenses.

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, shot and killed Martin on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., a community outside of Orlando. He told police he was attacked by Martin and was acting in self-defense.

Earlier this week, Corey announced the case would not go to a grand jury.

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