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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Trayvon Martin family lawyers hit back at Wolfinger: 'This family deserves answers'

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Trayvon Martin’s family responded to Seminole County State Attorney Norman Wolfinger Tuesday, after Wolfinger called the allegations the family wants the Justice Department to review, “outright lies.”

Wolfinger’s office released a statement yesterday blasting a letter sent by Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys for Martin’s family, to the Justice Department, asking the feds to probe whether the state attorney for Seminole County met with then-Sanford police chief Bill Lee Jr. and his top criminal investigator, Robert O’Connor, on the night Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, and whether they overruled the lead homicide detective and released Zimmerman, rather than charging him with a crime. The letter also asked for an investigation into the police department’s overall handling of the case. Wolfinger recused himself from the case on March 23rd, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott replaced him, along with the Duval County state attorney, Angela Corey.

Wolfinger’s statement called the allegations in Crump’s letter “outright lies,” saying:
“I am outraged by the outright lies contained in the letter by Benjamin Crump to Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roy Austin dated April 2, 2012. I encourage the Justice Department to investigate and document that no such meeting or communication occurred. I have been encouraging those spreading the irresponsible rhetoric to stop, and allow State Attorney Angela Corey to complete her work. Another falsehood distributed to the media does nothing to forward that process.”
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