Wednesday, March 21, 2012

State Attorney Sends Trayvon Martin Case To Grand Jury

SANFORD, Florida  --- Florida State Attorney Norm Wolfinger announced yesterday that he will bring the case of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in front of a grand jury for indictment.

Wolfinger made the following statement in a press release:

"I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. That is why I directed the expeditious review of the investigation which was delivered by the Sanford Police Department one week ago today; areas for further investigation have been identified; and, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has agreed to assist and has been working hard with my office since Friday March 16th. I will also be utilizing the investigative resources of the Seminole County Grand Jury which will be called to session on Tuesday, April 10, 2012,

I respectfully request that the public remain patient as this process continues forward. We are a country based upon law, and as the State Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit I am sworn to uphold those laws. As I have previously stated, the public is entitled to no less than a thorough, deliberate, and just review of the facts. We intend to honor that commitment."

Wolfinger is the State Attorney for Florida's 18th Judicial Circuit which is comprised of Seminole and Brevard Counties.

At a rally held today, Pastor D.J. Barnes of Fiske Boulevard Church of Christ in Rockledge, Florida said, "Trayvon Martin did not receive justice...We want to see justice roll down like rivers."

Meanwhile, the recording of the Trayvon Martin 911 is now widely believed to have recorded George Zimmerman saying 'fucking coon' just before the Trayvon Martin shooting.  However, the portion of the 911 call just before the shooting where Zimmerman is believed to have made the racial slur in the background is slightly inaudible.


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