USA Today: On the first day of George Zimmerman’s murder trial, lawyers for the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin and state prosecutors repeatedly questioned jurors about media coverage.
Jury selection in the case began Monday and lawyers quickly made it clear that they want to know what every potential juror has been reading or watching that may impact their role as jurors. Lawyers for both sides asked potential jurors how many times they had read or watched news about the alleged crime and whether they or their family members had formed a”How many times have you seen Mark O’Mara talking on the news?” assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda asked a potential juor referred to as B76.
She responded that she had seen Zimmerman’s lawyer on the news three to four times.
De la Rionda went on: “Will you hold it against us that we didn’t talk to the media on a daily basis?” The woman, B76, replied that she would not.
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