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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@cheeky, you don't have to be white to become a racist. They all come in different shades of color's and sizes.

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Im sitting here by the computer and looking at some you all comments. Damn, why do most white people always trying switch things around by saying that blacks kills white american everyday, and that the media never report it? We'll that is a damn lie, cause if I can remember everytime I'm watching the news, black american that have done the crime, always get charge quit, no matter what. To me, some of you all are trying to say what zimmerman did was right and it was ok for him to get even because black people kill white people everyday and that is some bullshit. We black american always get charge, no matter what we do. If It was the other way around, you know damn well that a black man killing a white kid, will be arrested and killed without no questions ask.

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@TXSUN- yes- I'm scratching my head as well. @ Tameka- you are on the right track- in a way! Until people can define why others - and I mean - White - Asian- Mexican- all people are on alert when they are around a black person! Why is this? Racism - is an end result! It's what people label when they have made a decision about another! My question is why do people see your people in this light! Until that is understood there will be bloodshed! You feel your wronged -others with their perception of you feel the are right! This country dances around the Heart of the Matter! All races veiw your race this way! It's not even a question of who's right or wrong - the question is WHY? Whites are murderd daily by Blacks! Why is this not Racism. There is a terrible double standard in the Labeling of this! This is the most finger pointing society on earth!

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@Tameka "...but the fact still remains that this man was wrongfully murdered because of the color of his skin". If you believe that...then you believe it was racially motivated. Thus, how can you start off by saying you don't think it was due to racism. Whoa! I'm scratchin' my head here!

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Another thing, if Zimmerman was so involved in his neighborhood he should have known that Trayvon lived there. IF the people and the media did take interest in the case justice would go unserved. So, this need to be done! STOP thinking all people are the same!

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For the record I do NOT believe that this crime was committed due to racism, I think it was based on a stereo-type. Just like all whites with their hair dided black aren't devil worshipers, all musilms aren't terrorist, all blacks aren't criminals. Yes there is a reason for these stereo-types, BUT we must overcome these or there will be many more senselees murders. You are missing the point, all of these stereo types were amplified by the media. Yes some blacks committ crimes as well as some whites are KKK . Everynoe the dresses a certain way dont live and maintain the same life style. Maybe the media is shining the wrong light on the issue but the fact still remanis that this you man was wrongfully Murdered because of his skin color and the way he was dressed, IN HIS OWN NEIGHBORHOOD!

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@ James How far???? A white probably couldn't stroll half a block down the street in Compton or Detroit. Good that you underscored that point for us!

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@ Tameka- If a Black shot a white kid? Tameka- it would not have been on the news. The key word would be " NEWS" there would be nothing NEW about black on white crime! Here's how the media describes the Black Shooter on TV. 6'2" Male- Curley hair - driving a stolen SUV. Okay? They will not say Black! The Media is creating this News! Not reporting it! This Media also wants all organized Religion to go away! Chaos- will keep the media in Buisness. They create this product ( Chaos) so they can continue to prosper! They act as if this White on Black Crime is taking over society. Corrupt cops? That's a " Throwdown Card" although there may be truth to it- still Throwdown.

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@ Cheeky- no they are not all corrupt. They spend their time rehearsing Natural Disasters yet a Manmade disaster- they don't know what to do. It's amazing at the tunnel vision of this Country. People will do anything NOT to address the real problems! Only in the USA. When 9/11 happened the Authorites kept its eye on Muslims! Why- because Muslims blew up the Trade Centers. Point? There is a reason that people don't trust! Everybody- at every opportunity wants to raise up and scream- I'm NOT RACIST! Every white that is!

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Kareem... You're ripping off Kevin Hart. So STFU wannabe bitch.