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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Reed, get your balls back from Splashy Mountain. A child has died. Kiss Neci's black ass. Man up and call her. We've laughed on this site at your racist ass, while you ran.

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Tameka- you sound like a FUON 67 side kick! We are still laughing about that embarrassment bitch! Stupid 2 tha bone!

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youre clearly black, so shut the fuck up lol.

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@ Neci I agree with you. The news is always reporting crimes the blacks has done and nothing whites has done. Like, the way this economy crashed was due to greedy ass white people, and instead of prosecuting them they get a freaking Bail OUT as usual...

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@James- The fact is Racism is still alive. White people have been killing and hanging blacks for years, so now blacks has learned to fight back, GET OVER IT! You're obviously just as ignorant as Zimmerman and racist as the cops in Sandford. @ TXZUN Stereo type, do you know the definition? Trayvon was killed caused he was thought to be like some other stereo typical black boys. Unfortunaly society dont notice all the good black men, just the bad.

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You need to just go die... your opinion is stupid and ignorant. I do not think Zimmerman was a racist exactly, I think he just wanted to play big bad cop. His fatass should be locked up immediately! Personally I think the cops are the racist ones. You know damn good and well if it was Trayvon that pulled the trigger his ass would be in jail right now... Trayvon's poor family does not deserve all of this. RIP precious boy.

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@ Game Over! Neci and Cheeky....think about it. Yeah, bingo! Ha! The whole thing is this--we do NOT live in a post-racial age. No, Obama failed and probably him and Holder never planned to usher this nation into such an era in the 1st place. There is racial prejudice with regard to all races. Injustices and racial rage is predominant nowadays. Obama is a divisive figure and hasn't done anything genuine or effective to improve it. Yet, the obsessive "political correctness" which is taken in many cases to the point of STUPID as well as playing the "race card" has done nothing, but exacerbate the problem! New solutions to a long-time racial problem in America is necessary, but the present ones are failing badly. Sad. And obviously, we needn't look to the White House for inspiration because it's not there.

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@Game over, Neci is black and has been since she's posted many times. Who cares anyway. @Neci you're right that racism does work all ways. I simply was saying that he is not white but maybe hispanics. I want to clarify that I think Zimmerman should be charged. However this inept PD has their back against the wall and that is when mistakes are made. I want Zimmerman in jail and not walking free due to ineptness!!

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@game over, im black! So why would i change my usher name, and why is i'm being called igorant?

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@ Neci- You are white- quit acting like you are Black. Your Bullshit game is over. Try changing your user. Nobody is buying this act of yours. Yet you are ignorant - that much is certain.

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