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Jury Notices Out For George Zimmerman Trial

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Joe Burbank
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Courtesy of Bay News 9

This week, Seminole County residents are checking their mailboxes to see if they've been summonsed for jury duty in the George Zimmerman case. Bay News 9 reports that jury notices have been sent out for the trial, which is set to begin June 10.

Zimmerman is accused of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. He is expected to cite Florida's Stand Your Ground law as his defense.

Meanwhile, on Friday, state prosecutors filed a motion asking Seminole Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to prohibit the mention of certain aspects of Martin's personal life. According to the Orlando Sentinel, these include:

  • Martin's social media screen names.
  • The level of marijuana in Martin's blood on the night of the killing.
  • The fact that Martin owned or wore gold teeth.

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