George Zimmerman Trial: Jury Seated In Trayvon Martin Shooting Case; All Female Jurors Selected

Source:  Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner / Orlando Sentinel

SANFORD – A jury has been seated for the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, after more than a week of intensive jury selection in the high-profile case.

The lawyers have selected six Seminole County residents to serve as jurors for a trial which is expected to last two to four weeks, and is sure to be closely watched across the nation.

Prosecutors say Zimmerman profiled, pursued and killed the unarmed teen Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford. Zimmerman says he fired in self-defense after he was attacked by Trayvon, a high school junior from Miami Gardens.

The following individuals were selected:

  • B-29: A Hispanic nurse on an Alzheimer’s ward who has several children and lived in Chicago at the time of shooting.
  • B-76: A white, middle-aged woman who said Zimmerman had an “altercation with the young man.
  • B-37: A middle-aged white woman who has worked for a chiropractor for 16 years and has many pets.
  • B-51: A retired white woman from Oviedo who has a dog and 20-year-old cat.
  • E-6: A young white woman and mother who used to work in financial services.
  • E-40: A white woman in her 60s who lived in Iowa at the time of the shooting.

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