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Two of the jurors recently moved to the area — one from Iowa and one from Chicago — and two are involved with rescuing animals as their hobbies.
One juror had a prior arrest, but she said it was disposed of and she thought she was treated fairly. Two jurors have guns in their homes. All of their names have been kept confidential and the panel will be sequestered for the trial.
Opening statements are scheduled for Monday.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys chose the panel of six jurors after almost two weeks of jury selection. In Florida, 12 jurors are required only for criminal trials involving capital cases, when the death penalty is being considered.
If convicted, Zimmerman could face a potential life sentence.
Originally posted by kimish
My thoughts are that any way this all plays out, people are going to bitch about the jurors saying that the were picked in favor of GZ.
I'm not sure I'd count on that
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by roadgravel
I'm not sure I'd count on that. My wife is very law and order minded and a regular CCW carrier herself. That kind of assumption is what I think may make this trial outcome an open question right to the end. It only takes one to hang the jury and that's the worst outcome, IMO.
Convict or Acquit, but whatever they do...please don't HANG. No resolution with Zimmerman walking out? Oh..that would be much worse than a flat, open acquittal.