George Zimmerman's Murder Trial Begins
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

george zimmerman gains weightMore than a year later and after failed attempts by the defense to delay it, George Zimmerman’s murder trial has begun in Florida.

Zimmerman on Monday got a look at some of the potential jurors who will decide whether he committed second-degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last February, the Associated Press reports.

A group of 100 potential jurors filled out questionnaires about their ability to serve on the jury. The defense and prosecution are looking for six objective members and four alternates. The selection process is expected to take all week.

Judge Debra Nelson rejected a defense request to sequester the 500 potential jurors from lens of the media, but she will allow those selected to remain anonymous.

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Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.