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Grand jury will not convene for Trayvon Martin case

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey’s office announced Monday that a grand jury will not be used to weigh criminal charges following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The state attorney’s office explained in a statement, published in full by CBS Miami, that the “decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case.”

According to Reuters, the decision means that Corey’s office will decide whether to prosecute Martin shooter George Zimmerman.

A grand jury had been scheduled to convene Tuesday. However, it had been scheduled by the previous prosecutor, Norm Wolfinger.

Corey, appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott as special prosecutor on March 22, had previously indicated she might not need a grand jury.

“At this time, the investigation continues and there will be no further comment from this office,” the statement concluded.

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