Madison County Assistant District Attorney discusses possible indictment in Ferguson death

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- A Missouri grand jury has several options when deciding whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, said Madison County District Attorney Jay Town on Tuesday.

"Murder, which would be an intent to kill, manslaughter, which would be... too much emotion involved for there to be that specific intent needed, and no bill, which would mean he would not be indicted," outlined Town.

The grand jury decision could come any day now from Ferguson, Missouri on whether or not Wilson will face formal charges.

For the grand jury to return any indictment, at least 9 of the 12 need to agree, said Town.

But he's concerned about the speed in which the grand jury was presented with the case.

"It is surprising that you would go to the grand jury without being certain you have all of the evidence. You don't know if that evidence would change the complexity of a case," he said.

Michael Brown died on August 9 and the grand jury is expected to return a decision by the end of this month.

They must decide if Wilson's decision to fire on Brown was because of a perceived threat, or intent to kill.

"It is, are you placed in fear for your life or someone else?" said Town. "If so, you have a green light. And it's your objective fear, it's not [about] does anyone else think your fear is unreasonable."

If the grand jury decides not to indict Wilson, there won't be charges against him.