No Grand Jury for Trayvon Martin Case

Decision of whether to file charges against George Zimmerman in hands of state attorney

By Sevil Omer
|  Monday, Apr 9, 2012  |  Updated 11:40 AM PDT
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SANFORD, FL - MARCH 31: Jayden Jackson (L) prepares to march with Trayvon Martin supporters at Crooms Academy, founded in 1926 as Seminole County´┐Żs first school for African American students, before a rally in front of the Sanford Police Department on March 31, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman while on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous were amongst the supporters demanding Zimmerman's arrest. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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The Trayvon Martin shooting death case won't go to a Florida grand jury, the special prosecutor appointed to handle the investigation said Monday.

State Attorney Angela Corey said she continues to investigate the case and will not involve a grand jury that was previously set to meet on Tuesday.

That means the decision on whether to file charges against George Zimmerman rests with her, the AP reported.

Corey said her decision shouldn't be considered an indicator on whether charges would eventually brought against Zimmerman, NBC Miami reported.

Martin, 17, was unarmed when shot dead by Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, Feb. 26 in Sanford. Zimmerman maintains he was acting in self-defense.

For more on this decision, read the article on MSNBC.com.


 

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