Angela Corey, the crone-like special prosecutor, announced yesterday that she would not take the case to the grand jury, that she would make the decision to prosecute by herself.
As you ought to know, but perhaps don’t, the right to grand jury indictment is the only constitutional right of the criminally accused that has not been incorporated to the states. Apparently, Florida only requires indictment by grand jury if the defendant is to be charged with a crime punishable by death. Probably, Zimmerman is going to be charged with a lesser type of murder, such as “manslaughter,” that’s not subject to the death penalty.
Most states, like Florida, have done away with the requirement of a grand jury. New York State still requires a grand jury. Tom Wolfe famously had a character in his novel Bonfire of the Vanities say that a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich. Well Corey isn’t taking any chances with that.