Today marks the sixth day of the State of Florida v. George Zimmerman trial and the second week of extensive jury selection. In the end, there will be six jurors and four alternates selected to serve on the trial. Today four jurors were asked to return for the second round of questioning, however, no jurors have been officially chosen yet.
Potential jurors are being asked questions about their media habits, prior knowledge about the facts of the case, and desire to become jurors. Judge Debra S. Nelson announced last week that the jurors would be sequestered for the duration of the trial.
One potential juror, referred to as H-27, revealed that he has donated to Zimmerman's defense fund, but said he could decide on the case "with an open mind."
Prosecutors and defense attorneys ended jury questioning today and turned their attention to the screams on the 911 calls from the night Trayvon Martin was killed.
Two weeks ago, the prosecution had two voice experts testify that the screams for help heard in the background of the 911 call were not Zimmerman. Today the defense called on biometrics expert James Wayman to refute the previous testimony.
Judge Nelson will make a final decision whether or not to allow the 911 calls into the trial as evidence after the prosecutions’ rebuttal to Wayman’s testimony. Both jury selection and the 911 call hearing will reconvene tomorrow.
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