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Boston’s black leaders encouraged by criminal charges in Trayvon Martin killing

Black leaders in the Boston community reacted with tempered approval Wednesday after authorities criminally charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the February killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.

In a national press conference Wednesday evening, Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey announced that Zimmerman was in custody and will be tried on a charge of second-degree murder.

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