Saidia – TMZ broke the news that The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the deadly shooting of Trayvon Martin which means that if George is faced with federal charges, he could face jail time…. For a long time too.
The Department of Justice issued a statement Sunday stating that they’re looking into the case from different angles, evaluating the evidence (including testimony from the State trial) — and will determine whether or not federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.
If the Feds decide to go through with new criminal charges … then a jail sentence is back on the table. And by jail time we mean a LONG time behind bars.
However, TMZ concludes that according to legal experts, it will be a ferocious battle to prove in court that Zimmerman was motivated solely by race.