Angela Corey Should Bargain Zimmerman Case Down to Manslaughter - Yahoo! News
If you were in the court docket as a defendant, would you want top officials of the United States commenting on your criminal case?
According to "The Washington Examiner," Eric Holder appeared at Al Sharpton's National Action Network Convention to rally this week support for the 17-year-old shooting victim whose case has become a rallying cry for racial injustice.
Of course, the "potential federal criminal civil rights crime" he alluded to is not part of the charges levied against George Zimmerman, the man who admits killing Trayvon Martin in self-defense.
My own first thought after the tragic death of Trayvon Martin was that George Zimmerman was guilty of manslaughter.
But special prosecutor Angela Corey perhaps missed an opportunity for "justice and peace" by charging Zimmerman with murder in the second degree. Since that charge requires that a guilty defendant must also have acted with "depraved mind," there's a good chance Corey may fail to prove the charge.