George Zimmerman could face death penalty as FBI considers hate crime charges

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Grandluxe, May 15, 2012.

  1. Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.

    State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.

    Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However, he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He's facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. But if Zimmerman is charged and found guilty of a federal hate crime involving murder, he could face the death penalty.

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  2. pspr


    You mean Obama's FBI? LOL
  3. why cant we hate people? i hate a lot of people.
  4. Ricter


    But have you ever hated yourself?
  5. Prosecution leaking the story to the willing stooges in the press. Looking to ratchet up the stakes to pressure the defense to bargain for a possible plea deal. No doubt prosecution would be ecstatic with a manslaughter conviction. At this point, murder 2 looks like a loser unless a lot of blacks and/or government plants get on the jury.
  6. Lucrum


    The daily Ricter Riddle?
  7. very heavy pressure now from Obama and Holder. that's what you get for killing Obama's "son"
  8. Ricter


    You, sir, are a drooling cretin.
  9. Waste of energy.
    #10     May 15, 2012