Zimmerman jury all female; opening statements begin Monday

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jun 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-20 17:57:16-04

(Orlando Sentinel) — A jury has been seated and sworn for the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, after more than a week of intensive jury selection in the high-profile case.

The lawyers have selected 10 Seminole County residents — six jurors and four alternates — to serve as jurors for a trial which is expected to last two to four weeks, and is sure to be closely watched across the nation.

trayvonAll six of the jurors selected are women, and five are white. The alternates consiste of two women and two men. The descriptions below, including the age and race or ethnicity of jurors, are based on the observations of a reporter in the courtroom.

The jurors will be back in court Monday morning for opening statements.

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