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Fox News alert and there is breaking news in the George Zimmerman second degree murder trial as they went from 06 like -- This morning they didn't have any jurors pick now they have all six of them.
They have selected a jury.
In the George Zimmermann case and you're seeing live pictures and inside the courtroom right now we know all not the names of the jurors but.
Profiles of some if you will facts about them.
And -- will remain anonymous throughout this trial per the ruling of the judge they are now in search of the four alternates.
-- one of the jurors be disqualified during the course of the trial for some reason but they now have a jury in this case -- speculated that this could go on for weeks the jury selection process.
We're gonna take up that court.
Zimmerman now here's what we know.
About the six jurors.
All women -- -- all right -- not one man on the juror one Hispanic.
The rest are white.
And forgive me my audience because this is how lawyers look at it that they think they they want stats then there.
One is one as a Hispanic nurse on an alzheimer's ward -- seven children.
Once the white middle aged woman who says Zimmerman had an altercation with a young -- -- struggle there was a struggle -- gun went off one is a middle aged white woman who works for chiropractor has many pets.
One is a retired white woman who has a dog and a twenty year old cat not nineteen not 2120.
Year old cat.
No one is a -- a young white woman and a mother who used to work in financial services.
Who -- cases as an example to tell her adolescent children not to go out at night and one -- a white woman in her sixties who lived in Iowa at the time of the shooting.
And that is that now they're working to get the four alternates -- your thoughts Mercedes on that jury.
Really interesting so different than the.
Western part they are they are going to be -- the biggest part of this story to me Megan is something you haven't mentioned.
That the prosecution.
Struck four of their jurors using their peremptory challenges all -- Norman's lawyer went back it's a judge.
Let -- articulate -- gender neutral reason why they're striking each juror which by the law they have to do.
And they were able to successfully give a reason for two.
But not the other two that meant the prosecution was stuck with two -- to jurors.
That they did not want on this jury.
So they obviously they were trying to get rid of a couple of these women although we don't know whether it was a gender thing.
Or background thing.
But your thoughts on the fact that there are all women because the conventional thinking and and the viewers should know this is this is we do as a lawyers sit around -- jury consultant.
And you -- -- say what about you know who do we do we want women -- we want men and some of this is not really.
Appropriate -- -- but all lawyers do it and and so they do you think that Zimmerman inside Mercedes would have preferred to have men or women.
I think -- -- and because Menem was the ones that are going to be out there and understand these circumstances.
They're the ones other protectors in the once -- than -- than the -- -- their homes.
They understand these quick decisions -- nothing that women are doing the -- but proportionately.
Men generally have that role what do you think I'm learning because the government that I man -- -- -- back.
What do you think mark I would I would agree that prosecution wants people who are gonna think logically and less emotionally.
I'm not gonna generalize but you can -- -- substitute you know which gender falls into which category.
You know so.
That's my concern that that the prosecution they want -- emotional thinking people who are gonna look over a trade on Martin's family and feel that emotional connection.
And a prosecution.
They're pretty happy I think with primarily when the prosecution is pretty happy thank yeah.
-- and yet and yet Zimmerman -- lawyer would have had to be in America we're seeing right here would have had to be OK with this jury and Mercedes there is only one Hispanic on the jury.
But -- that we have -- we have a murder case in which were to defend the victim.
Alleged victim because there's going to be a dispute about -- -- on Martin was the victim and that the decedent is black.
And the defendant is Hispanic -- he's he's described gas so your thoughts on the fact that it's all white but one Hispanic.
Now and it just it will probably because America I -- I can't start challenging some of these individuals on what I really wanna challenge and my race and ethnicity being one gender being the other.
He had to articulate a reason and this is a quick quick -- Getting mentoring together and they -- like this they've talked about weeks it was quick to get this jury empaneled.
Considering that they had to -- some of these individuals out based on whether they even knew that George Zimmerman story.
So I can't hate him whether he thinks it was quick and and I'm sure the prime trees just couldn't be articulated for any other reason you know -- arteries.
One thing one thing -- -- the judge said in response to a marijuana -- said you know hit -- prosecution striking all these women the judge made a point of saying that the panel the amount of jurors that potentially.
We're going to be considered.
And it was like a two to one ratio of women so there -- going to be more that we're having to be struck and thus more potentially that we're going to may be on the jury.
All right so there's there's there's two residents -- -- never gonna hold this football court until tomorrow and they keep you guys on there and after the break don't go ahead.
-- -- Cohen and mark tacklers back with me now on the news that there has been a jury selected in the George Zimmerman murder trial they are now working to get the four alternates.
And that's we're watching happen inside the courtroom just a little bit more detail on these jurors again.
As I mentioned a young white woman who's a mother she used to work in financial services she used this case as an example to her adolescent children warning them.
To not go out at night.
This is the kind of thing -- both sides could interpret to be potentially good for them right mark.
Absolutely and I want to make a point any trial lawyer who says you know all women are not good for my jury are all men -- That's silly I always like to look at them in the -- to get a sense of how they're gonna feel when they're gonna somehow by what I've got to sell.
So in this particular case obviously both sides looked -- our eyes and felt that they would -- be more sympathetic to their argument.
And -- you're experienced -- I'll ask you this is the female lawyer on the panel.
What how how is a woman likely to assess evidence in a case like this vs a man.
Women are generally more critical in terms of the details that there are a lot of details women sort of weed through its funny because it's not so much the emotion it's.
Let -- dig deeper into this announces dig deeper into this issue I've tried fifty trials.
And so and it's it's certainly been my experience that that women tend to be much more detail oriented.
And want explanations why not I think it's interesting that -- woman said.
Oh by the way you know this is a lesson I would.
Fearful of that.
Of that as a prosecutor.
That this woman -- -- look this can happen what what does that mean -- can have a visit by accident this can happen because you were you were targeted I mean there's a lot of things that come up from what she's an.
And quickly -- a heartbreak and thirty seconds mark the fact that there are no black jurors on this jury.
Not surprising -- it without question the defense did not want that to happen.
And you know -- -- -- -- that's a victory for them quite frankly I'm not judging all there -- some who like Fox News but.
They could live with them in this case today it is a very small black population in this county results so it's not particularly surprising -- -- Q but both will be.
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