Monday, April 9, 2012

Urban Beat: Special Prosecutor Will NOT Use Florida Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin Case

Special prosecutor Angela Corey says she will not bring the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury. 

Special prosecutor Angela Corey has decided against using a grand jury in the case involving the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, her office said Monday.

The grand jury, set to convene Tuesday, was "previously scheduled by the former prosecutor," said the statement from Corey.

"The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case," her office said.

Corey said the investigation into the case continues. The state attorney has maintained that a grand jury is not needed to file possible criminal charges against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed the teen February 26.

I think it's important we concentrate on the facts as we understand them thus far and not jump to conclusions or create scenarios regarding this decision. Speaking strictly from the mind of a an outsider looking in,  I think that that we've entered an arena of George Zimmerman possibly being denied the right to a fair trial. I am starting to think that skipping the Grand Jury might be the most fair way to proceed, for both sides.

Let's weigh in, especially my legal heads........

1. Did Prosecutor Corey make the right decision here?
2. Will George Zimmerman receive a fair trial?
3. Looking ahead, should this trial remain in Sanford, Florida?

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