George Zimmerman’s Attorney Wishes Jury Was ‘More Diverse’

Source: Lauren Effron / Nightline / ABC News

George Zimmerman‘s lawyer said the biggest challenge is fighting against the “social pressures” surrounding the racially charged case and wished the jury was “more diverse.”

Six women — five white and one minority of Hispanic descent — where chosen to serve on the jury.

“My concern from day one is that this is a very simple straightforward self-defense case, yet it’s been turned into what one of the people has said is the greatest civil rights trial of the century,” Mark O’Mara told “Nightline” anchor Dan Abrams. “It’s absurd. This is still … just a ‘stand your ground’ self-defense case.”

Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second degree murder. He maintains he shot Trayvon Martin, 17, in self defense after the unarmed teenager attacked him in a gated Sanford, Fla., community on Feb. 26, 2012.

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