The AP reports that the special prosecutor appointed to prosecute George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin is about to file charges against Zimmerman. The Florida native will be arrested. The news will be welcomed by tens of thousands of people who’ve been demanding “justice” for Martin. A court of law will make the final determination whether or not Zimmerman acted lawfully. We shall see. [h/t MadDawg J] Meanwhile, I’d like to point out—as many have—that even if Martin’s killing was unjustified and race-related it pales into insignificance compared to the black-on-black shootings happening every single day in the USA. And if we’re turning our back on “cold” stats let’s turn our back to the horrific nature of those killings. Or, if you make the jump and read the story from mlive.com, not . . .
The Genesee County medical examiner said during a preliminary exam today in Flint District Court that 23-year-old Amyre Aikins died from six gunshot wounds.
Today’s preliminary exam was for William Evans and Steven Webster, who are accused of shooting the two. Evans, 20, and Webster, 26, are each charged with two counts of open murder, armed robbery, carjacking, and felony firearms.
Dr. Brian Hunter testified that it appeared Aikins was shot by a shotgun and a second gun that was either a rifle or handgun. He said all of the shots likely contributed to Aikins’ death.
“They all contributed in that they all caused blood loss,” Hunter said.
The doctor testified that Knuckles’ death came as the result of being shot with three shotgun slugs, including one to the head.
Genesee County probation officer Greg Kalisz testified that he found two shotguns when he searched Evans’ bedroom in February.
The preliminary exam is scheduled to continue Wednesday morning because a police witness was working the scene of a different shooting Tuesday and could not testify.