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Today in Breaking news, TOUGH ENOUGH: Justice Department No federal charges in Trayvon Martin Death
George Zimmerman, Former neighborhood watch volunteer will not face federal charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation, the Justice Dept. Said Tuesday. Once Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder by a state jury in July 2013. Martin’s family turned to the Federal investigation in hopes that he would be held accountable for the shooting. Probe focused on whether the killing amounted to a federal civil rights violation, which would have required proof that it was motivated by racial animosity. Justice department said there was not enough evidence to establish that Zimmerman willfully deprived Martin of his civil rights. This decision is limited strictly to the department’s inability to meet the high legal standard required to prosecute the case under the federal rights statutes. It does not reflect an assessment of any other aspect of the shooting, Justice Department said in news release announcing the decision Tuesday.
In other news, MONEY DOESN’T SOLVE EVERYTHING, Details when we return.
Teens to be Tried as Adults in Father’s Death
A grand jury has indicted two teenagers charged in the death of their father. The decapitated body of 52-year old David Green Jr was discovered inside a freezer at his Raleigh home in October. The two teens conspired to kill their father to gain the family’s inheritance.
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