We are seeing the first images of George Zimmerman in the custody of state authorities, after the neighborhood watch volunteer surrendered, having been charged with the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman surrendered to authorities Wednesday, after the special prosecutor investigating Martin’s death filed second-degree murder charges.
The arrest capped a dramatic 48 hours, which saw Zimmerman’s attorneys withdraw from the case, saying they had lost contact with him, followed by the announcement Wednesday by State Attorney Angela Corey that criminal charges would be filed.
Zimmerman’s new lawyer, Orlando based family and criminal attorney Mark O’Mara, held a news conference about an hour after Corey’s announcement, saying he had advised his client to “stay calm and listen to my advice.” O’Mara told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell he planned to meet with Zimmerman in person Wednesday night — something Zimmerman’s previous attorneys never did.
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