Odd Notation: Which side of the family courtroom is more diverse?
They Have A Jury
Today, June 21st, is DAY #10 (of 2nd week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. Yesterday they got a jury impanelled: [Day #9 Summary Here]
Yesterday they selected 6 primary jurists, and 4 alternates. All of the primary jurors are female. Here’s the breakdown:
B-29: A “Black-Hispanic” (?) nurse on an Alzheimer’s ward who has several children and lived in Chicago at the time of shooting. She’s married. She said she doesn’t watch the news, preferring reality television: “Right when we got here, I got cable… I love my reality shows.” During jury selection, she said she was arrested once in Chicago.
B-76: A white, middle-aged woman -40’s- who said Zimmerman had an “altercation with the young man. There was a struggle and the gun went off.” Has been married 30 years, and is unemployed. She formerly worked with her husband in his construction company. Her 28-year-old son is an attorney in Seminole County. She also has a daughter, 26, has been a victim of non-violent crime and rescues “a lot of pets.” The state tried to strike her, but was denied.
B-37: A middle-aged white woman -50’s-who has worked for a chiropractor for 16 years and has many pets. She described protests in Sanford as “rioting.” Her husband is an attorney. She has two daughters: A 24-year-old dog groomer and a 27-year-old who attends the University of Central Florida. Girls 24, grooms pets. She uused to have concealed weapons permit, but let it lapse. Her husband also has one.
B-51: A retired white woman -60’s- from Oviedo who has a dog and 20-year-old cat. She knew a good deal about the case, but said “I’m not rigid in my thinking.” She has been in Seminole County for nine years, is unmarried and has no kids. B-51 previously lived in Atlanta, and used to work in real estate. She also ran a call center in Brevard County which she said had 1,200 employees.
E-6: A young white woman -20’s- and mother who used to work in financial services. She used this case as an example to her two adolescent children, warning them to not go out at night. She has lived in Seminole County for eight years, and is married to an engineer. E-6 was arrested in Brevard County, but said she “was treated completely fairly.” Her husband has guns. The state tried to strike her from the jury, but was denied.
E-40: A white woman in her 60’s who lived in Iowa at the time of the shooting. She heard national news reports and recalls the shooting was in a gated community and a teenager was killed. She described herself as safety officer, is married to a chemical engineer and loves football. She has a 28-year-old son who’s out of work. She said she’s very well versed in cell phone technology, and has been a victim of crime.
The alternates are:
- E54 a white male in his 60’s
- B72 a mixed race male in his 20’s
- E13 a white female in her 20’s
- E28 a white female in her 50’s
Yesterday Judge Nelson also heard the last of the Frye hearing experts, and will rule on whether or not the jury will hear the conflicting testimony of audio experts about who was screaming for help on the 911 tapes. If the defense loses, and Nelson lets that argument take place, they are in a pickle – Because their experts have claimed no-one can determine who is screaming, while the prosecution has claimed their experts reflect it was Trayvon’s voice calling for help. They also have other business (various motions) to attend today.
Four Live-Streaming Links:
Here are some additional *possible* Links to the Hearing:
- WFTV http://www.wftv.com/s/zimmerman-livestream/
- Click Orlando http://www.clickorlando.com/news/trayvo … index.html
- Orlando Sentinel (Fox 35 live stream) http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/loc … on-martin/
- WESH http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florid … index.html
- cfnews http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cf … artin.html
- MyfoxOrlando http://www.myfoxorlando.com/category/23 … von-martin
- CNN http://edition.cnn.com/US/
- TruTV/InSession link: http://www.superusvoxtv.com/index.php/speciality/tru-tv