Published On: Apr 11 2012 07:22:00 PM EDTUpdated On: Apr 11 2012 09:40:19 PM EDT
Television trucks from across the state and the nation descended on downtown Jacksonville to broadcast the much-anticipated announcement on charges against George Zimmerman.
State Attorney Angela Corey -- appointed by special prosecutor in the case by Gov. Rick Scott -- steps to the podium to announce her decision.
"It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment," Corey said as she announced that George Zimmerman would be charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Trayvon's parents watch Corey's remarks about the investigation into the death of their son.
After the Corey's news conference, Martin's parents, their lawyer and the Rev. Al Sharpton expressed relief over the decision to prosecute their son's killer, but said this is no time to celebrate, but continue to be vigilant.
Seminole County Sheriff's Office booking photo of George Zimmerman