Prosecutor to Decide on Trayvon Martin Case Charges

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The case surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting will not be heard before a grand jury, special prosecutor Angela Corey said Monday.

Martin is the Florida teen who died after being shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Zimmerman maintains he acted in self-defense, but Martin's parents say their son was murdered.

The police did not file charges against Zimmerman because of Florida's "stand your ground" law that allows residents to defend themselves without penalty when they feel threatened.

But nationwide protests prompted Florida Gov. Rick Scott to appoint the special prosecutor for the case.

The decision on whether charges will be filed now rests solely with Corey, who has a reputation for not presenting cases before grand juries if it isn't required.

Under Florida law, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries.

Corey said no one should draw conclusions about her decision to not bring the case before a grand jury.

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