Judge Debra Nelson
The all-female jury for the trial of George Zimmerman, the man claiming self-defense in the shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, are expected to hear opening statements Monday.
Six jurors, all women, have been chosen for the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
Potential jurors for the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, started Wednesday with a Florida judge reading the formal charge against Zimmerman, and then later reminded by the prosecutor that the case will be different from what they’ve seen on shows like “Law & Order.”
After a week of trying to fill all 12 jury seats for the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the shooting of an unarmed Miami teen, a defense attorney thinks the jury will be selected by the middle of next week.
Jury selection is expected to continue Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman for the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012.
During the last hearing before the start of George Zimmerman’s trial, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson denied a defense request to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentiality.
The prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder case requested that some of Trayvon Martin’s personal information stay out of the courtroom.
On what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 18th birthday, a judge in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting the Miami teen has denied a defense request to delay the trial.
A judge has denied a request from George Zimmerman’s attorneys to end the 24-hour GPS monitoring of him while he is out on bond in the deadly shooting of Trayvon Martin.