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SANFORD - In ways broad and subtle, Assistant State Attorney Bernie da la Rionda on Wednesday spent five hours preparing a group of 40 prospective jurors for the murder case he's about to present against George Zimmerman. "Anybody feel like people...
SANFORD — Quietly and with hardly anyone noticing, George Zimmerman's attorneys persuaded prosecutors not to use the word "profiled" during jury selection. That means the theory that is the backbone of the state's case — that 17-year-old...
Tags: Trials, Prosecution, Shootings, FBI, U.S. Department of Justice
The Miami HeraldSANFORD, Fla. For seven days, lawyers in the George Zimmerman trial grilled scores of Seminole County residents about their exposure to the case's widespread publicity. Starting Wednesday, lawyers will begin to zero in on other topics, which could...
Tags: Trials, Wireless Technology, Lawyers, Trayvon Martin, Government
The Miami HeraldSANFORD, Fla. One African American father bristled at media stories pushing "racial connotations" and civil rights leaders' "saber rattling" in the Trayvon Martin slaying. Another potential juror, a white, middle-aged, goateed musician, seemed impartial,...
Tags: Trials, Music Industry, Shootings, University of Miami, Family
SANFORD, Fla. — A potential juror for the George Zimmerman murder case was dismissed from consideration and ordered not to come back to the courthouse until the trial is over after he complained about the jury process outside the assembly room...
SANFORD - At 9:30 a.m. Friday, 23 people who survived Round 1 of jury selection this week in the George Zimmerman murder trial caught a break: they were free to leave until Tuesday. And just before 5 p.m., Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson called in another...
A dismissed juror in George Zimmerman's second-degree-murder case had to be escorted out of the courthouse and has been prohibited from returning to the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center until the trial ends. Jerry Patrick Counelis is former...
The Miami HeraldSANFORD, Fla. Race relations, Florida's self-defense law and Trayvon Martin's attire and school suspension emerged as key issues Tuesday as lawyers in the George Zimmerman murder trial grilled jurors about the effects of publicity in the case. It was the...
The trial of George Zimmerman began Monday with the laborious process of picking a jury that will decide the fate of the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American...
Tags: Prosecution, Trials, Minority Groups, Seminole County, Lawyers
SANFORD - Day 1 of the George Zimmerman murder trial - the first day of jury selection - ended Monday with attorneys failing to pick a single panel member. They reviewed what prospective jurors wrote on a questionnaire and did preliminary interviews...
The trial of George Zimmerman, accused of murdering unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, began Monday in Sanford, Fla., with the difficult process of selecting a jury. As expected, the judge immediately rejected the latest request by the defense to delay...
Tags: Trials, Prosecution, Seminole County, Lawyers, Trayvon Martin
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's attorney doubts he will be able to find jurors who haven't heard about the Trayvon Martin fatal shooting. He just wants to pick people who haven't already made up their mind about the case. Jury selection...
Tags: Prosecution, Shootings, Jesse Jackson, Lawyers, Trayvon Martin
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