Zimmerman Can Face The Death Penalty
Even though the State of Florida has charged George Zimmerman with second-degree murder, the Feds may still charge him with a federal hate crime. If found guilty, 28-year-old Zimmerman could be face the death penalty.
The FBI will have to prove that Zimmerman acted out of hatred toward Trayvon because he was black and that’s why he came into contact with him and why he shot and killed him.
Federal hate crime charges are crimes involving kidnapping, sexual assault or murder, and can be punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.