AFRICANGLOBE – A grand jury weighing evidence and whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown can take up to early next year to decide.
According to St. Louis County Prosecutor spokesman Ed Magee, Judge Carolyn Whittington said the grand jury could sit currently until November. She extended that order September 10 for another 60 days, taking the grand jury’s meetings into early January, according to St. Louis County Court administrator Paul Fox.
The grand jury could decide on charges before the January extension, though.
A grand jury normally sits for four months, but Missouri law allows the jury to sit a full six months, according to McGee.
The jury is weighing whether to criminally charge Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, which occurred Aug. 9.
By: Aja J. Williams