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Zimmerman to face charges for Trayvon Martin death

SANFORD, FL (RNN) - The embattled neighborhood watch captain who admitted to shooting and killing Florida teenager will be facing charges, according to the Washington Post.

Citing a law enforcement official involved in the case, the Post said Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will announce as soon as Wednesday afternoon that charges will be filed against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

It is unclear what charges he will face.

The story broke as the family addressed a crowd at the annual convention of the National Action Network, a civil rights organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton.

The family and their attorneys once again pushed to get charges filed against Zimmerman.

"When you look at the history of this journey, it's been 44 days and counting now," said Ben Crump, an attorney for the Martin family. "All we're asking for is an arrest so we know the wheels of justice are turning."

Crump also said it was "troubling" that Zimmerman's former attorneys, who announced yesterday that they could no long represent him, had never met him face-to-face.

"The killer of Trayvon Martin is unaccounted for," he said. "We are concerned that he's a flight risk. We are very concerned that he will never be brought to justice."

Martin, 17, was shot and killed by Zimmerman, 28, who thought Martin looked "suspicious" as he walked through a gated community. Zimmerman claimed he shot the teen in self-defense.

Police didn't arrest Zimmerman because they said evidence on the scene matched his story.

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