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Jury selection in the Jordan -- -- -- murder trial in Central Florida Sanford Florida Seminole county -- areas George Zimmerman as we look live.
Into the courtroom.
As they've cities -- on some pounds and has changed his demeanor a little bit in the courtroom as they begin to pick these jurors -- I mentioned a moment ago we have six women who will be the -- only six jurors to hear this case that standard in Florida in the second -- murder trial.
And there was a picking four alternates they're when they're worth a listen here.
You didn't know what adjustments will -- Your right.
She's and I don't want to dismiss one of our ten maybe they've gotten the alternates now is Phil Keating in place.
I'll get -- comedian plays I think they may have gotten a four alternates now it's kind of what it sounds like Arthur -- dollars here.
Fox News the legal analysts did you -- contributor six women defense attorney I dollar what does this mean.
Well it's not typical usually you get -- -- a -- on this somewhere.
-- ball both ways as a defense attorney do you really like to have women because this morning you'd be prejudiced and that's what is that.
You think it's going to be more difficult for -- to -- guilty knowing that their words are gonna put somebody in prison and there -- about to cause damage or somebody's already -- the damage there's already because their actions are about to cause the damage somebody else going to prison.
So it's a defense attorney and most cases you do you like having -- Europe.
Here because the victim is a young boy it's somebody who could really be a motherly figure could be very empathetic about it very.
For emotionally tied to it might not want to let somebody walked out of the courtroom when -- murdered somebody.
That's hot that's the play the prosecution's gonna make you can't let.
-- -- A boy was killed that boy had a mother.
You're a mother -- there are a lot of mothers on the -- you can't let this person just walk out of here without any sort of punishment for the defense attorney is saying.
That you don't ruin his life this is an accident this was a mistake this this there was no intent to -- -- You try not to let see with the judges say.
It was wonderful.
I'm out here just tell you that you are.
Dismissed from your subpoena your jury summons you are afraid to go.
You don't have to listen to is that there were forty -- -- me in the pool.
And other letting that they've now picked all the jurors the six jurors in the four alternates in just a moment from Phil Keating will find out about these -- he's getting into place for -- all this information.
The judge is dismissing less well.
Are free to talk to anybody if you want to but you don't have to.
On and so on its -- You don't have to share your experience -- you can that's going to be left up to you.
Again on behalf of the attorneys and the parties and myself I think you very much and this will be the last time -- have to dismiss it from the courtroom and tell you have followed deputy Jarvis.
Thank you again.
You know there you go I love it when your wind judge is when good judges who are we love the system in the way most do.
I give this grand send off the people who come to do their civic duty for if you're the courthouse all the time but for those of us who aren't.
There is a certain feeling that comes a big part of the system in part of the process and participating in in this in this very special justice system that's been created for us.
And what's interesting about the speech -- me is if I'm lucky you know I'll be sitting here -- you in a month so and any of that exact same speech after the verdict the exact I mean the judges read it.
That's right written in the book may -- -- it to some degree.
But it's exactly what -- what we're gonna hear that it is what -- people that's built on how to get out of jury -- of -- -- injury -- you're going to make a trip.
Have you a good person like you doesn't sit on these cases have listened to the important evidence that decides what -- going -- -- you wanna bring in computers to bring in robots you wanna bring in.
Kids on vacation from spring break you know or -- you know you need to take a little bit of time and that's how our system and without jurors there is -- we have six.
Jurors we have four alternates and Phil Keating has the breakdown when we know Phil.
-- -- while they are all women at number one and nine out of the ten.
Our all life there is one Hispanic female among the panel now this was.
A little bit more -- element more female than we expected however in the group of forty.
That the attorneys had whittled whittled the Masur -- the call jury -- down to for the past couple of days of questioning.
Dallas 44 women a majority of them were white so we're expecting to have perhaps a majority of women and up on the final jury panel but.
I don't think anybody expected at 100% female panel in the jury pool area that the Seminole County Florida around Sanford Florida.
We're of course all of this went down last February of February 4012.
The demographic break up -- race in that area 68% -- 18% Hispanic and 12%.
Black so it was pretty much understood that there would not be.
A full evenly split or divide -- by three.
But I'm certain that.
The defense team and the family.
Sabrina faults in the mother trip on -- entry Steve Martin his father.
While -- were hoping that there would at least be somebody of color.
African American on the panel but.
That was not to be the case a judge Nelson now.
Dismissing the other thirty out of the forty group of forty they're also free to go home now they -- look at the Internet.
But this now -- empaneled.
Jury will likely be instructed that you'll go home over the weekend pack up everything they may need.
For four weeks of sequestration.
And prepared that's it's your family a very much at all.
Over the next two before we trial shifts starting up Monday morning in -- Saturday Sunday stuffed for no.
Still no word yet on that judge Perry of course two Summers ago in the Casey Anthony trial another sequestered jury -- went seven weeks long.
And that judge to a great extent.
Forced half day Saturday sessions in part.
To try to get this trial wrapped up faster judge Nelson has not indicated yet whether she will fall judge Perry's lead but as far as we know it's going to be opening statements on Monday morning and we can't say whether it's just going to be beyond.
Manager Friday or whether we'll also include -- as well over your safely you know be at a weekend filled going to be thank you Phil Keating.
We'll be working this trial for -- Monday morning away we go -- we're getting a.
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