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Prosecutor in FL shooting known as victim advocate

State Attorney Angela Corey, special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, center, announced that George Zimmerman will be charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin during an April 11 news conference in Jacksonville, Fla. (Rick Wilson/AP) State Attorney Angela Corey, special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, center, announced that George Zimmerman will be charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin during an April 11 news conference in Jacksonville, Fla.
By Christine Armario
Associated Press / April 12, 2012
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MIAMI—Special prosecutor Angela Corey says she never promised Trayvon Martin's parents that criminal charges would be brought against the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot their 17-year-old son.

She even says they talked about what they could do in case criminal charges were not filed against George Zimmerman. That conversation was put to rest Wednesday, when Corey announced second-degree murder charges against Zimmerman.

The 57-year-old prosecutor is known for her tough tactics, locking up criminals for long sentences and not negotiating easily on plea bargains, but those who know and have worked with her praise her sensitive approach with the relatives of crime victims and survivors.

During a news conference Wednesday, Corey called Martin's parents "sweet" and vowed to uphold the law for their son and for Zimmerman.

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