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Judge tells Zimmerman jurors: Expect to be sequestered
posted Jun 17, 2013 - 10:12:09am
As attorneys interviewed potential jurors June 10-14 in the George Zimmerman case, Judge Debra Nelson announced that the 10 jurors who are selected can expect to be sequestered during a trial of two to four weeks.
Previous estimates called for the trial to take four to six weeks. The change in estimation, Nelson said, brought on the decision to sequester the six jurors and four alternates.
Jury selection has been a tedious process for prosecutors and defense attorneys, as the first phase of the voir dire must determine potential jurors' exposure to news coverage of the case, and how it has influenced their opinions. Jurors have been asked only about their exposure to the coverage.
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