Update: Trayvon Martin Death Won't Go to Grand Jury

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

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.

Meanwhile, The Meridian-Lauderdale County NAACP will hold a 'Walk for Justice' Monday evening at 6:30 at Bonita Lakes Park, to draw attention to the deaths of Martin and James Anderson, a man who was intentionally run over by a truck driven by a white teenager in Jackson, Miss. Deryl Dedmon pleaded guilty in that case and is serving two concurrent life sentences.

The NAACP says the walk is to show support for any case in which a crime has been committed and the case has not been reviewed and/or brought to trial.


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  • by Precious P on Apr 10, 2012 at 09:09 PM
    Think about if it was your child . Do you think that it should be throwed under the rug? Just because a child wears their pants low or wear a hood over their face doesn't mean they are bad. It could be that maybe they may need a belt or their head may be cold,so lets not put a label on all kids that dress that way. If you do the crime well, then you should pay the time.
  • by bearhunter on Apr 9, 2012 at 09:31 PM
    Im with veteran. if he is found innocent there will be riots just like LA. then more people can get shot. i know if i find myself in the wrong place and someone trys to drag me out of my truck , they are gonna eat a hollow point, then i am grabing my 308 battle rifle and keeping a clear perimeter around me because i will be in fear for my life by racist people. there will be lots of butter on my pop corn. history shows over the last decade how black people act when they feel injustice. not all black people but this younger generation sure is not somthing to brag on.
  • by William on Apr 9, 2012 at 08:54 PM
    Well...looks like this "special prosecutor" knows she can't get to true bill through a grand jury under current Fl law with the evidence alone, where media and racially charged hype won't count. So....she will probably cave to the politically correct pressure and arbitrarily charge him with manslaughter or another felony. Why not request a change of venue to Harlem or Watts to insure the desired results?
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Apr 9, 2012 at 05:37 PM
    lets see...the justice department in florida has decided that this will not involve a grand jury at this point... so instead, we are just going to go on and try this in the court of public opinion? put it before the grand jury, see that there isn't enough evidence to convict and watch the riots... where is the popcorn when you need it.
  • by Second Voice Location: Meridian on Apr 9, 2012 at 04:43 PM
    Whoa there, folks. Take a deep breath and count to a hundred. Murder is wrong regardless of who does it. Pain and suffering have no color and we all suffer when hate runs rampant. Can't we have an intelligent discussion without the anger and name calling? Let's cool down a bit!
  • by 44 Location: westcide on Apr 9, 2012 at 03:10 PM
    its time for all black people to come together an stand up for one anothere we need to come to a end wit the drama
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      by to 44 on Apr 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM in reply to 44
      .I think a lot of you are standing together and causing this hatred and drama. What is it going to take to satisfy you? Do you want to just get rid of all the white people? If not, your comment sure sounds this way.People who make comments such as yours must be full of hate for everything and everybody.
  • by GIve us a break on Apr 9, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    NAACP all you do is stir up crap. You dont think of the results that you might have is you stir up something that hasnt anything to do with Meridian! I didnt see you have a march when the store clerk was killed by the waffle house beaten to death by a BLACK MAN AND WOMAN then stuff his body in a bathroom A few years back.Where wast he march then. Give us a break!
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      by Godson on Apr 9, 2012 at 02:51 PM in reply to GIve us a break
      @ Give us a break The People that robbed the store clerk are in jail 1st of all plus that would have robbed an killed a Black person if there was a black person working at the time they rob it.The BIG THING IS!!!!! A child was Killed FOR NOTHING SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE !!!!!! BLACK,WHITE,BLUE or RED LETS STOP THE MADDNESS
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    No Huh! all of the people who committed the crime should be in prison not just one or two. How long you will continue to see injustice and turn a blind eye. Perhaps you will only understand when it turns an evil eye in your direction.
  • by ____ed on Apr 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM
    Are u freaking serious? Whomever just posted that comment, won't u show ur name. Ignorance is bliss, n u r one ignorant ____ __ __ _____
  • by huh on Apr 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM
    Why are they having a march the people are prison naacp is a bunch of _______.
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      by Godson on Apr 9, 2012 at 02:54 PM in reply to huh
      Yes you are right THE NAACP are a BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT WANT EQUAL RIGHT FOR ALL
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