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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Statement on Zimmerman Second Degree Murder Charge

April 12, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after George Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder for the death of slain Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin:

“While I am pleased that we are finally on the right path to receive justice for Trayvon Martin and his family, this is only the first step in this tragic saga. My heart breaks each time I hear Trayvon's mother and father relive the pain of losing their son. We must remember -- this is not the time to rejoice, but to continue to keep our thoughts and prayers with the Martin family as we await the next phase of this case.”