Grand Jury Suspended In Trayvon Martin Case
Special prosecutor Angela Corey has not indicated when she will decide whether to file charges against a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death.
Corey, assigned to oversee the investigation, announced Monday that she would not present the controversial shooting case to a grand jury. A grand jury set to convene Tuesday was canceled.
“The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case,” Corey’s office said.
But some legal experts say Corey’s announcement could signal an imminent decision about George Zimmerman, the man who shot the unarmed Florida teenager.
“I would anticipate she will move quickly on this,” said Paul Callan, a former New York prosecutor. “I think you’ll see her come down with charges probably very, very soon.”
On Tuesday, Martin’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, said they were somewhat relieved that a decision on charges would not rest with the grand jury, but rather with Corey.
“I have faith in her,” Martin said.
So while everyone was flipping out about the dismissed grand jury, it might actually be a good thing if the prosecutor moves forward and charges Zimmerman as quickly as possible. We can only hope.