Skip to comments.Sources: George Zimmerman Could Be Arrested Soon; Grand Jury Won't Get Trayvon Martin Case
Posted on 04/09/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by lbryce
Two sources told WFTV on Monday that gunman George Zimmerman could be arrested this week, and that a Grand Jury will not meet on Tuesday.
Zimmerman has been in hiding because of threats, after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He claims he shot Martin in self-defense.
Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey has the sole authority to determine whether Zimmerman will be charged for killing Martin.
Governor Rick Scott put Corey in charge of the case late last month amid concerns that State Attorney Norm Wolflinger wouldn't do a thorough and fair investigation.
"You've got to make sure justice prevails. I'm comfortable that the State Attorney Angela Corey will make that happen," Scott said.
In Florida, first-degree murder cases must be heard by a Grand Jury, which means Corey can only charge Zimmerman with third-degree murder, second-degree or manslaughter.
However, because Zimmerman fired his gun and Martin died, which means Zimmerman could still face life in prison without parole, WFTV found out.
Natalie Jackson is one of the attorneys representing Martin's family and told WFTV she wasn't surprised by Corey's decision.
"We believe justice dictates that he will be charged," said Jackson. "If justice and the procedures were followed, then yes, all of this could've been avoided."
(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...
That is your first problem.
Zimmerman was never ordered to not follow Martin.
I am sure that I am not the first to point this out to you.
Jeez. The GOPe controls everything. Could this be Bush's fault?
The 12 year old is the same age as Travon according to MSM photos.
If you want to see a civil race war, dismiss the case as self defense
I’d rather see a country that has a fair justice system.
If the blacks want to threaten the rights we have in this country then a race war it is.
Damn right. I definitely do not want to live in a country ruled by the mob.
If Corey is a sleazy coward she will fold like a cheap suit and do the politically correct thing - - charge Zimmerman with manslaughter.
First of all, YOU were not admonished by me. Apparently, reading comprehension is not your strong suit.
“I’d rather see a country that has a fair justice system.
If the blacks want to threaten the rights we have in this country then a race war it is.”
I keep thinking of comedian Ron White when says “Diamonds, That’ll Shut Her Up!”.
Only in this case I firmly believe the race baiters, Justice Brothers, Van Jones, Obama and even RINO’s, will soon be hoping for the media to say “Reparations, that’ll shut them up!”
Reparations to blacks (redistribution of wealth) is where this is all headed in my opinion.
you’ve got that backwards- if casey anthony was found innocent, then zimmerman who actually IS innocwent will be found guilty in Florida- right is wrong and wrong is right in florida- evil is good, while good gets punished-
there is no evidence and the story perfectly fits exactly what Z said happened...
there is no proof of wrong doing...just because a tragedy happened, it doesn't make it a crime ...
I fear you may be correct. I thought it was an error in amplitude, but you say it’s an error in sign.
I've been waiting since 8:42:39 PDT April 9, 2012 for second of all, third of all...
Why would anyone with minimum proficiency of English use the term, first of all, if they have only one inane point to make?
Okay. Based on the tone, level of discourse you've conveyed I've decided to have pity on you and not respond to any more of your vacuous thoughts.
Testimony on the record will make it a near certainty. Let the mob clamor or not clamor. The hangers on will not follow the mob after a trial.
‘”It’s unreasonable to think that Mr. Zimmerman had any right to be afraid. The kid was unarmed,” said Black.’
Nonsense. Every able-bodied person with two hands and two feet has four deadly weapons at his disposal. I’ve also seen it well demonstrated in martial arts class that skill, speed and will to win outweigh size and physical strength.
TM was very likely in better physical shape than GZ, and was around five inches taller.
I do want justice to prevail in this case - what I don’t want is for the blatant race baiting and disinformation to succeed. If there is a full trial, it will be interesting to see the full facts come out. Maybe we’ll see an apology from Jackson, Sharpton, the media and the other race baiters. Yeah, sure we will...
“All Zimmerman has to do is make sure he gets some Whites and Hispanics on the jury then he get a hung jury if it makes it to trial.”
Yep. Then he will face a civil wrongful death lawsuit where he will likely lose any money he will make for the rest of his life to the Martin family. That double jeopardy loophole in our system is just wrong.
“Has Mittens Romney convicted Zimmerman yet? Santorum has.”
Santorum sure did, and that’s the main reason he vanished from my tagline. I still think he’s a better choice than Romney, but I’m not too enthused about him. He’s made a lot of missteps lately.
Uh huh. It worked like a charm in that first Rodney King trial.
It will not be enough to keep the peace. Once you start paying people to behave you are rewarding that bad behavior. It will only escalate. Payouts are like miracle-gro on anti-social behavior.
I was surprised Santorum immediately found Zimmerman guilty of murder.
Doesn’t Santorum have better handlers than that? We don’t need anyone else in the White House making snap judgments (acting stupidly) about local matters or any matters actually.
I hope so. I’m afraid he’s going to be a sacrifice to the race baiters out there.