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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Six jurors? Is that the standard number in FL?
Hung jury. This will not end well.
Yep. Six jurors plus four alternates.
A jury of one’s peers? Yikes. .all women.
I live in Florida, and it does have different jury standards for what are essentially local trials.
So, Seminole County men are smart enough to get out of jury duty? So many women hate and fear firearms that Z appears to be in big trouble!
The black residents are making up their looting list now.
As usual, this is a tragic day for justice in America. Get ready for the gray bar hotel as your permanent residence, Zimmerman. A female judge and all female jury will fall prey to emotions, not the rule of law. "Justice" 2013.. NO MEN ALLOWED.. That would be MEAN!
In Florida, 12 jurors are required only for criminal trials involving capital cases,
when the death penalty is being considered.
Who wants to bet that all four alternates won’t be used, and that they’ll need more?
I would love that if I were Zimmerman's lawyer. If the prosecution was dumb enough to put those baby pictures in, it would open the door to bring his teenage gangbanger pics in.
Not to mention that Zimmerman has baby pics too, and these could probably be introduced to show the absurdity of the prosecution's baby pic ploy.
Prediction on outcome: The trial will last well past 4 weeks.
All women? Really?????
O’Mara, you better know what the hell you’re doing.
Yeah, just like at the polls; should'a never given 'em the vote! < /sarc >
Bringing out pictures of George's attacker as a child would be a big mistake...it would open the door for the defense to go down the "Let's see how this baby grew up" road...something the judge so far has said she will NOT allow.
A 6-member, all female, sequestered jury?
Zimmerman’s fate may well be sealed following opening statements depending on ......... I’ll just shut up.
>rolling out his baby pictures
I believe that would open the door for pictures of the real thug to be displayed by the defense. Hopefully these jurors have seen the real travon.
stick a fork in him, he’s done. Too bad
Five of the six are married, which statistically means that they are more likely to be conservative. (Obama lost the married women's vote, but carried 2/3 of the single women's vote).
Also, at least two of the women are married to gun owners. One of them used to have a concealed carry permit but let it lapse. The prosecution tried to get the other stricken for cause but was unable to.
All in all a much better jury than I expected, since the jury pool was disproportionately black.
I think that Hispanic is Black/Hispanic
I’m in Florida...This guy acted in self defense....if bamy wasn’t in the grey house this cat would have walked...
All Trayvon had to do was go home, but he was a punk who wanted to show this “little” guy he was “bad”...
Wrong guy and he had a gun....Trayvon got want he didn’t expect
he should have just gone home...EOS.....(End Of Story)
But I blame the black community who celebrate these punks with their rap and their glorified abuse of women, and their leaving sperm everywhere they can because the BLACK community doesn’t condemn them...
Bill Cosby tried to teach them, but they laughed at him....but Bill Cosby was a man who cared more about Black kids growing up than many of the biological sperm donors....
Bill Cosby will someday be seen as a wise Black man who provided good advice to younger Black’s, (and there is no need to say black Americans.....There is no need for the Hyphen....everyone KNOWS they are Americans......
Bernie fought hardest tooth and nail for the black church going stealth juror whose pastor has been a scheme team activist.
As opposed to Zimmerman who is constantly described by the media as a "White/Hispanic"
Why doesn't the media ever describe Obama as a Black/White (or more accurately as a Black/Arab/White)?
Could not find even 1 single black to remain impartial. Figures.
Now this is just a guess on my part, but I'd bet that 95% of them were black on black, which is AOK.
I think people are too quick to assume that just because its an all female jury that means that Zimmerman will be found guilty. I am a woman and I think Zimmerman was 100 percent justified in doing what he did..and did you all see the look on Zimmerman’s face today, he looked like he won the lotto he couldnt stop smiling..he has one of the best defense attorneys in Florida he will be fine..and no the prosecution will not be showing baby pictures of Trayvon Martin because if they do that will open the door to the defense showing the REAL Trayvon Martin, the one who posted gang banging pictures on twitter, the prosecution won’t be touching baby photos of him they know he was a thug
That strict gun control in Chicago doesn't seem to be working.
The liberal MSM doesn’t cover gang violence, or other black on black crime. They only highlight cases where a black man is killed by someone who is not black.
This is better for Zimmerman than 6 black men.
Tell me how many gun owners on the jury and I'll tell you if Zimmerman - and justice - has a chance.
According to the article, at least two. One had a concealed carry permit but let it lapse. Her husband still has one.
If this was a local case, they should have let the local police decide what to do.
In the meantime, 47 people were shot in chicago over the weekend.
That strict gun control in Chicago doesn't seem to be working.
I don't mean to seem argumentive, Bubba_Leroy, but the leftist extremist so-called "gun control" actually is working in Chicago: it's keeping the denizens of that hell hole cowering in fear and helplessness.
The riots will be just a little bit bigger, though.
same for me; female here and send moola to GZ and believe wholeheartedly that he was defending himself and therefore innocent.
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.