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Jurors picked for George Zimmerman trial; opening statements on Monday

8:50 PM, Jun 20, 2013   |    comments
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SANFORD, Fla. -- Six jurors and four alternates have been selected for the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, which will begin with opening statements Monday at 9 a.m.

Both sides agreed on the following jurors, all women: B-29 B-76 B-37 B-51 E-6 E-40.

Attorneys are now selecting alternates.

Court came back from recess at 2:15 p.m., at which point attorneys discussed "strikes," which are opportunities for attorneys to dismiss certain jurors based on questioning.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara asked the jury candidates Thursday about their views that a person charged with a crime is innocent until prosecutors prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

It was the first chance for Zimmerman's attorney to question jurors who have made it to the second round of jury selection.

O'Mara began by suggesting George Zimmerman should be referred to as a "citizen accused" rather than the potentially incriminating term, "the defendant."

He also drew differences with what prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said during his round of questioning on Wednesday.


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