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There are new developments in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  For the first time, the State Attorney is speaking out about the case. 

Back on February 26, Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in a gated Seminole County community. The teen was unarmed and only carrying a pack of skittles and an beverage when he was shot.  Zimmerman said the shooting was an act of self-defense, and since the incident, Zimmerman has been free and hasn't faced any charges.

This outraged the community and sparked many rallies and protests, for what many are calling the lack of justice for Trayvon Martin.  In a statement from State Attorney Norm Wolfinger, he addressed the community's concerns along with where the investigation stands Tuesday morning:

"I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. That is why I directed the expeditious review of the investigation which was delivered by the Sanford Police Department one week ago today; areas for further investigation have been identified; and, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has agreed to assist and has been working hard with my office since Friday March 16th.

"I will also be utilizing the investigative resources of the Seminole County Grand Jury which will be called to session on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  I respectfully request that the public remain patient as this process continues forward.

"We are a country based upon law, and as the State Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit I am sworn to uphold those laws. As I have previously stated, the public is entitled to no less than a thorough, deliberate, and just review of the facts. We intend to honor that commitment."


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