Skip to comments.George Zimmerman trial: Jury selected in Trayvon Martin shooting case
Posted on 06/20/2013 12:17:51 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
A jury has been selected 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 10 Seminole County residents -- six jurors and four alternates -- 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.
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Just as 0 declared Treyvon could have been his son, the jurist could be like his typical white grandmother and have specific feelings when she encounters a black man;-)
What would stop the judge from allowing the baby Trayvon photos but disallowing the defense from digging into his criminality-prone past?
According to news reports, Nelson is married too, but she has a poster of John Lennon in her office (yikes)...
IMHO someone should research Nelson’s record on gender discrimination cases.
From what I have been reading, he did the best he could with what he had. In no way, form, or fashion was this to be a fair and impartial trial.
All women? Zimmerman is screwed. Tayvon is better looking.
Precisely. Why didn’t prosecution try load the jury with blacks?
. . . or six black women.
The fact that they kept all blacks off the jury is good for Z. I agree however that if he is acquitted, the riots will start immediately.
Zimmermans fate may well be sealed following opening statements depending on ......... Ill just shut up.
I have never been on a criminal jury, but I have been on several municipal juries for cases involving running red lights, stop signs, no insurance, etc. It has been my experience that many female jurors are loathe to pass judgment on anyone. There's always a few who "feel uncomfortable" about judging someone. This could benefit Zimmerman.
What does "he profiled" him mean?
Is there a crime in Florida called "profiling"? What is it?
And if there isn't, why is the State mentioning the word?
Wow, as a conservative woman who served as a jury foreman, I do take offense at your remarks.
I'll keep you in mind the next time I'm hiking. </grin>
Zimmerman is looking a lot like Chaz Bono these days, so maybe he does have a chance.
Agreed, after reading the details I’ve gone from hung-leaning convict to hung-leaning acquit on this.
Women are going to be very receptive to the notion that Zimmerman was pinned to the ground getting beat in the face when he fired the shot. Which really undermines the whole murder 2 charge.
I would say probable acquit, but I cant rule out the possibility of one or more stealth jurors. But I don’t think all six are ...
................The fact that they kept all blacks off the jury is good for Z. I agree however that if he is acquitted, the riots will start immediately................
Well, all the store owners have about four weeks to get all the inventory out of their stores, while the community has the same four weeks to make lists of that they want to steal. Should be a good riot.
Interestingly, even a young puppy understands that you don’t sh!t where you eat, but the rioters will just trash everything in their ‘hood!
As the show trial begins, I want to wish the best to George and the Zimmerman family.
I'm very much optomistic now, more so than before the jury announcement came out today.
So yeah I think some people are jumping to conclusions thinking that just because its a female jury it will automatically mean guilty..many females like someone who is willing to protect their community..if we had known that the majority of the Gosnell jury were pro choicers we would have thought he would have walked for sure, but he was convicted of 1st degree murder so can’t really put much value into who is on the jury
keyboard spew alert
Keep in mind it’s the jury of the uninformed!
Ha Ha.I usually don’t do my own typing.
Count me in too - married white woman - GZ has the right to self defense and he used it against the punk who was beating him!
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