Source: Erin Donaghue / CBS News
SANFORD, Fla. –The family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin has “every confidence” that a jury will convict George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch captain accused in his shooting death, a family attorney said.
Martin’s family, including his mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin, have attended jury selection proceedings in the Seminole County criminal courthouse since they launched more than a week ago. Attorneys in the case have been whittling down a pool of potential jurors, questioning them on their exposure to news reports in the high-profile case.
Tuesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys reached an important milestone — identifying 40 potential jurors eligible to move on to a second round of questioning. The attorneys will be able to ask the candidates more in-depth questions when court resumes at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The family has been “encouraged” by the jury selection process, said Daryl Parks, a Martin family attorney, adding that they feel the panel of six jurors and four alternates ultimately seated will be able to be impartial.
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