Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Zimmerman arrested for murder of Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of Trayvon Martin. He is not entitled to bond due to the nature of the offense. He is charged with 2nd degree murder.

Florida 2nd Degree Murder

Murder with a Depraved Mind occurs when a person is killed, without any premeditated design, by an act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind showing no regard for human life.

The crime of Second Degree Murder is classified as a First Degree Felony and is assigned a Level 10 offense severity ranking under Florida's Criminal Punishment Code.

If convicted of Second Degree Murder, a judge is required to impose a minimum prison sentence of 16¾ years in prison and can impose any additional combination of the following penalties:

• Up to Life in prison.

• Up to Life on probation.

• Up to $10,000 in fines.

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