Special Prosecutor: Grand Jury Will Not Hear Trayvon Martin Case

April 9, 2012 12:00 AM

Special Prosecutor: Grand Jury Will Not Hear Trayvon Martin Case
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - An Elmwood  Park, N.J., mural painted as a tribute to slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is not the only Travon-related story making headlines today.

WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond: Elmwood Park Memorial Mural A Zoning Violation

Special prosecutor Angela Corey announced Monday she will not bring the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury.

Corey said she will continue to investigate the case and will not involve a grand jury set to meet Tuesday.

Corey said 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.

The announcement means the decision on charges now rests solely with Corey, who had a reputation for not presenting cases before grand juries if it wasn’t required. Under Florida law, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries.

Rev. Al Sharpton reacted to the decision "

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