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State Attorney Says There Will Be No Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin Case


"The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case."

Tuesday was set to be a pivotal day in the ongoing investigation into the Trayvon Martin case that has rocked headlines and dominated political discussion for the last month. It was supposed to be the day when a group of citizens were set to make up a grand jury tasked with determining if there was enough evidence to arrest George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed the 17-year-old in late February.

But now the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that State Attorney Angela Corey has announced that there will be no grand jury in the investigation of the Martin shooting:

There will be no grand jury in the Trayvon Martin shooting death investigation, said State Attorney Angela Corey.

"The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case," a press release from the State Attorney's office shows.

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Corey, state attorney in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties, as the Special Prosecutor on March 22.

'At this time, the investigation continues and there will be no further comment from this office,' state attorney officials said."

The decision on whether to proceed with charges now rests solely on Corey:

That decision comes as Bay News 9 reports there has been buzz on social media encouraging people to wear hoodies and show up at the Seminole County Courthouse Tuesday to show their support for Martin.

This story has been updated.

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