Weeks after a date was set for the grand jury to meet on Tuesday, April 10th, the current special prosecutor/state attorney Angela Cory has decided to omit the use of a grand jury in the persecution case of George Zimmerman:
A grand jury will not look into the Trayvon Martin case, a special prosecutor said Monday, leaving the decision of whether to charge the teen’s shooter in her hands alone and eliminating the possibility of a first-degree murder charge.
That prosecutor, Angela Corey, said her decision had no bearing on whether she would file charges against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has said he shot the unarmed black teen in self-defense. Corey could still decide to charge him with a serious felony such as manslaughter which can carry a lengthy prison sentence if he is convicted. [SOURCE]
After being appointed as the new prosecutor for the Florida case, Corey mentioned that she may not use a jury. It is common in the state of Florida to use them in cases involving first degree murders.
Attorney Benjamin Crump (the lawyer representing Trayvon Martin & his family) responded to the news and was not at all surprised by the prosecutor’s decision, saying “The family has been patient throughout this process and asks that those who support them do the same during this very important investigation.”
** According to a report by Orlando’s WFTV, George Zimmerman could be arrested some time this week. **