Prosecutor: No Grand Jury for Trayvon Shooting

Angela Corey to decide herself whether to charge George Zimmerman
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2012 11:15 AM CDT
Prosecutor: No Grand Jury for Trayvon Shooting
In this March 9, 2010 photo, state attorney Angela Corey listens to a victim's impact statement at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla.   (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

Special prosecutor Angela Corey has announced that she will not be handing the Trayvon Martin case over to a grand jury, and will instead decide whether to charge George Zimmerman unilaterally. A grand jury had been set to convene tomorrow, on the orders of Corey's predecessor, CNN explains. But today Corey's office issued a statement saying she was calling that off. "The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case," it added. (Read more Trayvon Martin stories.)

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