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No grand jury for George Zimmerman: What does it mean?

So much for trial by jury. Angela Corey, the Florida special prosecutor handling the Trayvon Martin case, had planned a grand jury hearing for Tuesday to decide whether to charge neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the shooting death of the unarmed 17-year-old. But on Monday, she changed her mind — just a day before the hearing. By doing so, Corey effectively crowned herself as the only person who will decide whether to charge Zimmerman, who claims he acted in self-defense.
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No Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin Shooting

News : Truthdig (3 years ago)

Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has decided not to put George Zimmerman in front of a grand jury, ruling out a first-degree murder charge. Zimmerman’s lawyer called the decision “courageous.” Corey can still charge Zimmerman with ma... Read Post

Trayvon Martin Case: Why the Grand Jury Decision Doesn’t Change Much

News : NewsFeed (3 years ago)

With anticipation growing toward a decision in the Trayvon Martin case, Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey opted not to use a grand jury to decide if George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot the teen to death... Read Post

Prosecutor: No grand jury for Trayvon Martin case

News : Field Notes (3 years ago)

A special prosecutor has decided not to use a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case. State Attorney Angela Corey’s decision is not to be considered a factor in whether charges are eventually brought against George Zimmerman, Corey's... Read Post


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