Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to charge George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin as early as Wednesday afternoon, a law enforcement official close to the investigation told The Post’s Sari Horwitz.
It was not immediately known what charge Zimmerman would face for the shooting death of the unarmed teenager in Sanford, Fla. last month.
Zimmerman has maintained that he was acting in self-defense, while the attorney for Martin’s family says the shooting was racially-motivated.
The charges that Zimmerman could face include second-degree murder and manslaughter.
First-degree murder is not an option because Corey did not take the case to a grand jury, according to law enforcement officials.
Murder in the second degree, under Florida law, is defined as “the unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual.”