Accused of overcharging, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey defends decisions in Zimmerman, Alexander cases
When George Zimmerman was acquitted of manslaughter and second degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, many across the nation were stunned, believing that Zimmerman would have been found guilty of some crime based on evidence reported on in the news.
In the days that followed, theories abounded about the factors that led to the jury’s decision, starting with Zimmerman’s charges. Much of the attention has landed on one woman: Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, the official responsible for deciding the charges in Zimmerman’s case.
Law experts including a former prosecutor and defense attorney that were interviewed for this article and others quoted in stories published by respected outlets believe the state attorney has established a record of overcharging defendants in serious criminal cases.
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