Tags: Bondi | Trayvon | Zimmerman | Sanford

Bondi Vows 'No Stone Unturned' in Trayvon Investigation

Friday, 23 Mar 2012 03:48 PM

By Martin Gould and Kathleen Walter

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi vowed to Newsmax on Friday that no stone would be left unturned in finding justice in the Trayvon Martin killing case.

She praised Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to set up a task force to find the truth about what happened on Feb. 26 when the 17-year-old African American was shot dead by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

She said Angela Corey, who is now heading the case, is the ideal person for the job, describing the Jacksonville-based state attorney as “one of the toughest prosecutors in the country.”

Story continues below video.





“Not only is she tough, she is compassionate, she is aggressive and she is the perfect prosecutor to handle this case because she will have no pressure from local law enforcement.

“She will work closely with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Justice Department,” Bondi, a Republican, told Newsmax.TV in the exclusive interview.

“They are going to leave no stone unturned in this investigation. When you have a young man who was shot and killed walking home, we have to have all these questions answered. The citizens deserve to have the questions answered as well as, and especially, Trayvon’s family.”

Martin, who was unarmed, was killed as he was walking in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman called 911 to report a suspicious person and was specifically told by the dispatcher not to follow Martin, advice he seems to have ignored.

The case has led to nationwide outrage after local law enforcement decided not to arrest or charge Zimmerman, saying he seemed to be protected by Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

Bondi agreed with State Rep. Dennis Baxley, the author of the law, that there are doubts whether the case is even covered by the act that was passed in 2005 in the wake of the lootings of hurricane-ravaged homes.

Baxley wrote in an op-ed for Fox News, “There is no protection in the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law for anyone who pursues and confronts people.”
Bondi said, “The governor wants to do everything in his power – I think I can speak for him on this – to ensure that all our laws are fair and just and we are going to look at whether that law even applies in this case based on the facts,” she said.

“But right now, we don’t know all the facts in the case because there are so many unanswered questions.”


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NFL to Name Elizabeth Nabel as Chief Medical Officer

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 16:07 PM

The National Football League will name Elizabeth G. Nabel, president of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, as its c . . .

Storm Blankets Midwest in Snow, Creeps Toward Northeast

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 15:50 PM

A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of . . .

Illegals Could Wait Until 2019 to Have Cases Resolved

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 11:13 AM

Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are bein . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved