Grand Jury to Hear Trayvon Martin Case, Mull Charges Against George Zimmerman

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Trayvon Martin's girlfriend, who was on the phone with him before the unarmed teen was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, will testify before a grand jury.

The grand jury will be impaneled April 10 to determine if Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain, should be charged with murder, according to reports.

The Trayvon Martin case gained national attention after he was gunned down by Zimmerman, who felt he was acting suspiciously in his gated community.

Martin was unarmed, and even though a 911 dispatcher told Zimmerman not to pursue Martin, he subsequently shot the teenager, claiming self defense.

  • George Zimmerman Mug Shot
  • Trayvon Martin Photo

To the outrage of many, local law enforcement in Sanford, Fla., declared that there wasn't enough evidence to charge Zimmerman with a crime in the February killing.

Amid public outcry, the Florida State Attorney's Office has since announced that a grand jury would ultimately decide if he should face criminal charges, however.

The FBI and the U.S. Justice Department have also launched investigations.

The 17-year-old Martin was on the phone with his girlfriend, whose name has not been released because she's a minor, as Zimmerman began to follow him.

Sanford Police never questioned Trayvon's girlfriend, even though her parents contacted the cops to tell them she wanted to come in for a full interview.

A grand jury will now give her that chance to tell her side of the story.

"Trayvon's girlfriend has been told that the (Fla.) State Attorney's Office has prepared a subpoena for her to appear in front of the grand jury," a police source said.

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. temporarily stepped down from his position Thursday, after he came under fire for not arresting Zimmerman in the case.

Zimmerman called 911 46 times in 2011, according to records. Not a single one of those calls resulted in an arrest or further action being needed by police.

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While thousands in Chicago protest this shooting- Gang Violence has taken the life of a 6 yr. old on her own porch. The Black on Black crime is unreal yet blacks except it. What a backwards society.

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It's about race. Shouldn't be, but is. Guy shootin' ain't black that for sure. Too late. Already become a race issue. Get over it. Much need to be done to turn racial situation around in dis country. Ain't nowhere near gettin' started in d right direction. Words here won't turn it around. Hardly worth commentin' on.

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be honest it just the justice system unfair ....dont care if you black purple or green im for right.... this just not bout color that first thing black people think and white .... first the man is not white so stop say this white man kill a black boy it always going b stero type ......america been like that for years black people eat fried chicken drink kool aid , mexcian eat nothin but tacos,white people drink alot like to hunts, asians only do nails ..... people need look pass all this and worry bout this man going jail and doing time .......what this world oome to

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@reed, what in the hell are you commenting about? Im guessing its your stupidity... Look at you and the other kkk buddies. You all are afraid of stepping up to me like human's, instead of wild animals. You never played any games with nobody, but your damn self.

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While thousands of people are lining the streets during peaceful rallies, it is very unsettling to see that members of The New Black Panthers are offering a "bounty" of $10,000 for Zimmerman. What had started as supporters for Trayvon Martin is Now turning into something that I No longer recognize. When others who are known for radical behavior install themselves (uninvited) to a cause, there becomes a New threat of confusion and chaos. There is No room for Wild,Wild West behavior. The primary thing that supporters of The Martin Family have asked is for the arrest of Zimmerman. It is astounding that Sanford, Florida would rather see people marching in the streets protesting while continuing to shield Zimmerman. The City of Sanford have got to have come to the realization that mistakes were made in the beginning, why continue to cover it up?? PEACE!!

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My intentions are not to offend anyone but to point out facts. Unfortunately, racism still exist and its a shame ppl can't and don't want to accept it. I don't think race would have been a issue if an thorough investigation was done. I understand the law, "stand your ground", but who are we kidding that law was created by whites for whites. Fact 1, Zimmerman told dispatch Trayvon was staring at him and walking towards him. Fact 2, He then turns around and says he's running away towards the back. At what time was he in grave danger. Fact 3, Not to mention he pursues the child after being told not. Im sorry Zimmerman was looking for a confrontation that's why he followed him. If we are honest with ourselves this isn't about race but right vs wrong. If it was your child how wld you react. You wld want justice for child too. The last time I check a fight is a fight. If I don't have a weapon against you what r u defending.

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67- I know your black Ass! You are predictable! You have left so many clues! You know I will expose you- from now on! I will prop u up just to see you fall! U R so easy! Do you realize we have drawn you into are web through specific threads. You fall right into it ! you are a stupid fool! You and your new user names. I can REED 2 lines and I know it's you! I will punk your ass forever!

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@ "Get" aka 67 Yeah, right. Keep telling yourself that if makes you feel better! Hell, woman, we've been watching for ever so long as you morph from one identity to another! No, honey, you're the skank that's been played! Hahahahahahahahahaha! You are truly pathetic! Why don't you join a gay support group and advocate in a productive manner for gay rights. You think a celebrity gossip site is where you can make a difference for gays and specifically your son! You ARE kidding surely! You're just here to agitate, irritate, and play silly cyber games with other folks here! Oh, and to play the maternal martyr...get some help sweetie. It's time. And believe me...you're older than me! Not wiser, just older I'm sure!

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Perhaps you should see my other comment honey. I knew it was you and already called you out BEFORE you called me out. I was always smarter than you. Bless your ignorant little heart.

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Ewwwwww...I see the b*tch has rared her nasty....lie-tellin' head again, eh? Hahahahahahaha! Reed never ran, you 'ho....he and I have had the biggest laugh over you and your 'buddies' like you wouldn't believe! You've been told off in so many identities....and yours have been so obvious and predictable! Neci isn't WORTH calling...none of you are really worth dealing with either! Still, it's fun just to play you guys! So mindlessly easy, too!

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