Why no grand jury for Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting?
prosecutor appointed to investigate the shooting death of Trayvon
Martin, claimed on Monday that the case will not go to a grand jury.
The decision will not rule out the possibility that George Zimmerman, Martin's possible killer, could be arrested.
Even though a grand jury had been set to meet Tuesday in Sanford, Fla., where the Feb. 26 shooting occurred.
"From the moment she was assigned,
Ms. Corey reasoned out she may not need a grand jury. from
Corey's office statement read.
"The decision should not be considered a factor in
the final determination of the case. At this time, the investigation
continues and there will be no further comment from this office."
The lawyer for Martin's family,
Ben Crump, said in a statement that he was hopeful the announcement by
the special prosecutor would be followed by the announcement of
"We had hoped she had enough
evidence without the need to convene a grand jury," Crump said. "The
family is trying to have patience and faith through all of this. We know
we want that day to come. We want a very public trial so the evidence
can come out and show people that the justice system works for
According to Orlando's WFTV, Zimmerman could be arrested as early as this week.
Earlier Monday, lawyers for the
neighborhood watchman said that if Zimmerman is not charged, he would
So far Zimmerman has not spoken to the media since the shooting. This is raising suspicion on the grounds of what was actually said between the two that set off the fighting.
SUMMATION could play a major roll on Zimmerman's part.
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