Trayvon Martin Case Goes to Grand Jury

    In this undated family photo, Trayvon Martin poses for a family photo. The family of the black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer arrived at Sanford City Hall Friday evening March 16, 2012 to listen to recordings of 911 calls police previously refused to release. Police agreed to release the recordings earlier that afternoon. Officials are allowing the family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to hear the recordings before making them public. Martin's parents previously sued to have the recordings released. A hearing for the case was scheduled for Monday. Martin was fatally shot last month as he returned to a Sanford home during a visit from Miami. His parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, accused Sanford police of botching the investigation and criticized them for not arresting 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who says he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Martin was not armed. They say the police department hasn't arrested Zimmerman because he is white and their son was black. (AP Photo/HO, Martin Family Photos)

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    As national outrage builds over the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, the state’s attorney general announced today that a grand jury will hear the case. Norm Wolfinger said that the state will use the grand jury “investigative resources” to figure out if criminal charges should be filed in the death of the 17-year-old. The Justice Department has also opened an investigation. Martin was allegedly shot by George Zimmerman, 28, a neighborhood-watch volunteer who claims that Martin looked “drugged” and attacked him. Meanwhile, Trayvon’s girlfriend, who was on the phone with him during the incident, told him to run away.

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