All Sides Await Decision on Charges in Trayvon Martin Shooting
As controversy over the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin swirls, all sides are anxiously awaiting a decision this week by a special prosecutor whether to bring charges against the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed the teen.
The case could be taken up as early as Tuesday by a grand jury that is expected to convene in Seminole County, Florida.
But, like so many details of the case itself, it is unclear how the special prosecutor plans to handle possible legal proceedings.
Angela Corey, the special prosecutor, has to make one of three choices: File charges, drop the case or send it to a grand jury.
Two prosecutors are working to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to bring charges against 28-year-old George Zimmerman for the February 26 shooting in Sanford, Florida.
Corey said she has never used a grand jury to decide on charges in a justifiable homicide case.
“We do a thorough investigation. We make that decision ourselves,” she said.