LIVE: George Zimmerman Charged, But Still Missing [+Video]

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who allegedly shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in a Florida gated community, will be charged. 

Update 3:05 PM Since the special prosecutor is charging George Zimmerman, she has concluded the Stand Your Ground law DOES NOT APPLY

3:00 PM Where is George Zimmerman?

UPDATE: According to @mattgutmanABC, investigators don't know George Zimmerman's location.


 

2:45 PM Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will announce that she is charging George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Zimmerman's arrest is also expected soon.

It remains unclear what charges he will face.

Fox News Latino reports that, "Zimmerman's lack of arrest in the case has sparked nationwide protests by civil rights activists who claim race has been a factor in the investigation."

Zimmerman has been in hiding for weeks and is not believed to be in the state of Florida.

On Tuesday, George Zimmerman had apparently gone missing and his attorneys announced they were withdrawing as counsel. 

In a bizarre news conference, Attorney Craig Sonner said Tuesday they hadn't heard from Zimmerman since Sunday. They said that against their advice, Zimmerman also contacted the special prosecutor who will decide if he should face charges.

The attorney also said, “We learned that he had called Sean Hannity of Fox News directly, and I can’t confirm this, we believe he spoke directly with Sean off the record, and he’s not willing to tell us what our client told him.”

Craig Sonner, one of the lawyers, said there were "lots of things going on that I don't know about."

"Perhaps the pressure has pushed him over the edge," the lawyer said. 

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Chris has worked for media outlets including the Associated Press and Stars and Stripes. He worked with the Clinton Foundation, the United Nations, and with the Kentucky state legislature. He holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Louisville, and a BA in journalism and political science from the University of Kentucky. He is originally from Lexington, Ky. Kentucky basketball occupies a majority of his free time.

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