State Attorney Angela Corey has opted not to use a grand jury to hand out ruling in the Trayvon Martin case. At this point, it is for certain that Zimmerman will not be charged with first-degree murder.
A first-degree murder charge requires an indictment by a grand jury, The Orlando Sentinel reports.
The Sanford Police Department classified the shooting as a possible manslaughter before handing the case over to prosecutors. This factor, along with Martin not being an adult, could carry a possible maximum sentence of 30 years.
There have been cries for the arrest of Zimmerman, who followed Martin as he walked to his father’s fiancé’s home from the storm. Zimmerman phoned police as he followed the 17-year-old boy.
The 911 audio paints a chilling picture into what may have happened to the teen.
“These a**holes always get away,” he is heard saying on the telephone call. He is later heard uttering a possible racial epithet “f**king coons” in the call.
The emergency asked if Zimmerman was pursuing the teen, to which Zimmerman answered “yes.” The dispatcher replied to Zimmerman, “he did not need to do that.”
What followed a few minutes later was an apparent scuffle and the shooting death of Martin.
“The family has been patient throughout this process and asks that those who support them do the same during this very important investigation,” Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump said in a statement.
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