Trayvon Martin Death Won't Go to Florida Grand Jury
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Special prosecutor Angela Corey says she will not bring the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury.
The decision of whether to charge the teen's shooter is now in her hands alone and eliminates the possibility of a first-degree murder charge.
Corey says 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.
A grand jury had been set to meet Tuesday in Sanford, about 20 miles northeast of Orlando.
Corey has long had a reputation for not using grand juries if it wasn't necessary. In Florida, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries.
- Judge in Neighborhood Watch Case Won't Step Down
- 'Stand Your Ground' Law at Center of Florida Shooting
- I'll Have Another Won't Be Going For the Triple Crown
- Zimmerman's Attorney Wants Jury Pool Sequestered
- Zimmerman Trial: Trayvon Martin's Father Testifies
- Zimmerman's Lawyers Withdraw from Shooting Case
- Food Network Won't Renew Paula Deen's Contract
- U.S. Killing of Afghans Won't Change US War Plan
- Judge Won't Toss Atlanta Schools Cheating Case
- Twins Conceived After Dad Died Won't Get Benefits