Trayvon Martin was speaking to his girlfriend on the phone seconds before he was shot.
The US Department of Justice and a Seminole County grand jury will be investigating the young man’s death.
Today State Attorney Norm Wolfinger stated that “he would have a county grand jury hear evidence April 10.”
According to Wolfinger’s statement, with help from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorney’s office will be reviewing and collecting evidence in the case.
“I respectfully request that the public remain patient as this process moves forward,” said his statement.
Sanford city leaders and Rep. Corrine Brown met in Washington today with US Department of Justice representatives, and stated that they are committed to finding answers about the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“I am not satisfied with how this case was handled,” said Brown, D-Jacksonville, speaking on the grounds of Capitol Hill. She said the crime scene was not properly contained, and that has eroded people’s faith that justice would be done. “People need to feel the system is fair.”
Jeff Triplett, Sanford’s Mayor, is welcoming a federal review of the shooting case. “If I made an error, I want someone to tell me.”
“They have stepped up to the plate to help us out,” Triplett said of the DOJ. “We have opened our books.”