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-- you're at the trial for George Zimmerman got under way today after circuit judge Karen -- rejected the defense's request.
To delay the trial.
The Florida neighborhood watch captain fatally shot seventeen year old trade on Martin last year during a fight in -- -- community outside Orlando.
Zimmerman to attorneys we'll have to convince jurors that he shot and killed the unarmed team in self defense because he feared for his life.
For -- father spoke out on behalf of the victims -- We are -- that started a trial is here with the jury selection.
As we seek justice for some sort of and we also see.
Fair and impartial trial.
We -- the community.
Continue to stay peaceful.
As we place our faith in the justice system.
And we have through the community do the -- We -- that.
Families and friends continue to pray for us continue to keep us safe and God's arms.
We -- -- continue to break which Ryvon.
And -- thank you.
George Norman's brother also addressed the media.
I don't speak for George or his confidence I can tell you as a family we're very confident in the outcome of the case and we're very confident.
That this state will not be able to meet its burden and it's a two full burden here Florida.
Not only do they have to prove that this was a -- -- they allege they also have to prove simultaneously that it could not have been self defense.
So we're confident.
The state won't meet its burden in that kind of backs into our confidence in the legal team.
As you can see from the past few days Don west has been extraordinary -- -- matters secret weapon in my opinion.
And going forward.
Depending on how the state brings its case.
They will show even more of their.
Eloquence and presenting.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys are looking for six objective members and four alternates to serve in this case.
Prospective jurors were brought inside the courtroom and attorneys from both sides began question -- From the -- I changed your life quietly yes and listened to the evidence and make a decision won't actually in this courtroom if you -- sure yet.
Process yet -- you'll hat.
When you come into the courtroom you bring everything which if your life experiences common sense and then you bring in stuff that you found out about this case even minor stuff like that picture.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- My concern is that we talk about what you.
Have what you saw that we can get it out now -- the worst thing that can happen is what mr.
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Is for you remember something that we haven't talked about here today.
Back when your tour.
And -- that in pastor Jones indicated.
Jury selection expected to last at least through the week may be longer.
The February 26 2012 shooting in Central Florida.
Sparked a fierce national debate about gun control equal justice and race.
We'll have continuing coverage of the trial right here at foxnews.com.
In New York -- Gregg Jarrett Fox News.
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