The first week of jury selection in the high-profile Trayvon Martin case came to a close today.
Throughout the week, both prosecutors and defense attorneys have questioned potential jurors on their knowledge of the case. Many, such as a juror identified as G-29, stated that they were aware of the basics of the case. G-29, a young African-American woman, revealed that she knew the ethnicity of both parties but not the specific details of the case.
Nearly 85 jurors have been sent home following their interviews. Judge Debra Nelson informed about two dozen potential jurors that they would be returning to court next week for further questioning.
Attorneys are looking to gather a pool of 40 potential jurors to continue questioning, up from 30 earlier this week. Ultimately six jurors and four alternates will be selected. They are expected to remain unbiased during the trial.
Not one juror has been officially seated as of yet. Judge Nelson instructed the remaining potential jurors not to discuss or do independent research related to the case or jury selection this weekend.
The interviews will resume Monday morning at the Seminole County courthouse at 9 a.m.
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