Special prosecutor Angela Corey says she will not bring the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury. Corey said Monday she continues to investigate the case and will not involve a grand jury set to meet Tuesday.
Corey says her decision to skip the grand jury shouldn’t be considered a factor in determining whether charges will be filed against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has admitted to fatally shooting the unarmed Martin.
That means the decision now rests solely with Corey.
Thousands of people have participated in protest rallies and marches calling for charges against Zimmerman. George Zimmerman has admitted that he shot Trayvon Martin to death on February 26, but says the shooting was in self defense during an altercation with an unarmed Martin as the teen was returning to a relatives home with a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea.
Zimmerman was never arrested. There is no word on how long Corey may take to investigate the case.