The Washington Post reported right around 2 PM that George Zimmerman would be charged by state prosecutors in the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin. The exact charges will be announced in a press conference at 6 PM ET.
Fox News reported the news at 2:13 PM, citing the Post, MSNBC reported the news at 2:19, citing its own reporting, and CNN reported the news at 2:24, citing the Post.
Following the news, CNN and FNC went into legal analysis mode, while MSNBC has brought on “PoliticsNation” host Al Sharpton and contributor Toure.
Sharpton, who was identified on MSNBC as the director of the National Action Network, also popped up on CNN with martin’s parents around 2:54 PM: