Assigned as a special prosecutor to the Trayvon Martin case, Corey has a full caseload in addition to the high-profile trial that she will begin to argue in June.
Corey was elected without opposition to a second term as State Attorney for Florida’s 4th Circuit and was sworn in last month. As Florida State Attorney, she will personally prosecute a murder case similar to Martin’s involving a man who killed an unarmed teen in Jacksonville, Fla. She is also involved in the controversial prosecution of a 12-year-old boy for killing his 2-year-old sibling, and also won a conviction for a woman who got 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband. In the Martin case she has been criticized by Harvard legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, who said that the probable cause affidavit filed against Zimmerman was not enough for a second degree murder charge and was simply political grandstanding.
Corey’s team has not wavered from their belief in Zimmerman’s guilt, but the burden of proof is on them. They must convince a jury that Zimmerman was reckless in his handling of his concealed weapon, that he had no reason to follow the teen after a police dispatcher said he did not need to, and that his actions led directly to Trayvon Martin’s death.
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