Monday, April 9, 2012

Prosecutor - Trayvon Martin Case, No Grand Jury

Special prosecutor: Won't take Trayvon Martin
death to grand jury, still investigating

Orlando Fla. (AP) -- Special prosecutor Angela Corey said Monday she will not take the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury.

Corey said she continues to investigate the case and will not involve a grand jury that had been set to meet Tuesday in Sanford, Fla.

Corey said her decision to skip the grand jury shouldn’t be considered a factor in determining whether charges will be filed against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has admitted to fatally shooting the unarmed Martin.

The announcement means the decision on charges now rests solely with Corey, who had a reputation for not presenting cases before grand juries if it wasn’t required. Under Florida law, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries.

Corey took over the case last month after the prosecutor who normally handles cases out of Sanford recused himself. That prosecutor, Norm Wolfinger, had originally called for the case to be presented before a grand jury.

Blog author's comments - It is difficult to believe the special prosecutor would put herself solely in charge to exonerate George Zimmerman -- and incur the wrath of the people who are calling for his head.

Perhaps prosecutor Angela Corey does not believe a grand jury would indict Zimmerman based upon the evidence and she wants him charged with something so the case will go to trial.

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