WFTV.COM —The court on Tuesday has reached 40 potential jurors needed to advance to a second round of questioning for jury selection in George Zimmerman’s murder trial.
Zimmerman, 29, of Sanford, is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, saying he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense in February 2012.
Out of the 40 who are moving on, 24 are women and 16 men. The 40 are made up of 25 white, eight Hispanic, six black and one mixed-race potential jurors.
One of the potential jurors who made it through is a middle-aged black man who criticized Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for coming to town and portraying the deadly shooting as racially motivated.
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