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.
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
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