Florida State Attorney Angela Corey decided Monday morning not to use a grand jury for the Trayvon Martin case, overturning a decision made by her predecessor, according to The Orlando Sentinel.
Corey, who was appointed a special prosecutor for the case, overturned the decision made by Norm Wolfinger last month, who scheduled a grand jury to convene on Tuesday. Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman on February 26 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense for the shooting.
Corey will decide herself if George Zimmerman will be charged. The Martin family’s attorneys have opposed a grand jury and are requesting that any prosecutor charge Zimmerman directly.
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