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Governor changes personnel who are overseeing the Trayvon Martin death investigation

By on March 23rd, 2012

Governor Rick Scott has announced a new State Attorney for the Trayvon Martin case. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with the State Attorney in Gainesville Bill Cervone about Governor Scott’s appointment of Angela Corey from the 4th Judicial Circuit, what the process entails, and how it may change the case.

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Gov. Rick Scott addressing media in Bell, Fla.

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